Chantal Canuet started painting in 1990, and since then, has never stopped from studying art history and its practice. Being both assiduous and passionate, she soon became a productive artist, whose style, nourished by a great knowledge of the discipline, is both unique and very personal. Her artwork is often composed of large paintings, where the chromatic mix of shapes, textures and colors always surprises.
So, what does her art tell us then? In fact, the artist use of complex pictorial indices creates a fascinating confusion and the mix of figurative and abstract leads us to a unique interpretation of every paintings. This fusion of color and shapes is reaching our subjective consciousness much more than our objective knowledge. Whenever we think we are in front of an abstract, a barely visible human outline would get us out…and vice et versa.
Nathalie Lescop-Boeswillwals, PdD in Art History, describes the artist’s artwork as a questioning on our collective consciousness. Being in front of her artwork takes us to our own unique path, it is no longer a question of “seeing” but “being”. Sometimes, the paintings’ titles can help or at least raise a question: “The twilight of the gods”, “The lifted veil”, or “The sacred parenthesis”. Always poetic, these titles guide us to what really animate the artist: spirituality, fantasy and inner life.
This quest is as passionate as it is universal. Chantal Canuet has exhibited all over the world for more than 20 years. Alongside Mecenavie, the artist will present her unique universe in November at the ART3F art show in Bruxelles and in December at Art Spectrum Miami.
ART3F Bruxelles, from 23rd to 25th November.
Spectrum Miami, from 05th to 9th December.