Exhibition - Claire Duvigneaud, painter
Close to the corner of the street, beside the "hairdresser" there stands a white house, long and low, with a pretty climbing wisteria. Push open the door – once you have admired it – and follow the typical "passageway" of houses in the area. Walk down the stairs to the small courtyard, which, when sunny, will make you think of the South of France. On the left, my studio.
You will no doubt feel disoriented by the diversity of styles of techniques and also subjects: paintings (oil – acrylic), coloured ink drawings, mosaics, stained glass, recycled materials, collages, etc. because I love seeking out new artistic forms. When I entered – in the 1960s – the academy of Brussels, I chose the monumental painting and decorative section which made it possible to browse through several disciplines and particularly stained glass. I have always been fascinated by industrial architecture from the 19th century, large windows, halls and covered passages, but above all the stations and trains that predominate in my work.
However, my eclecticism means that I also love old stones, lively colourful markets, fairs, circuses, and graffiti which bring me back to the naïve style of my early days. In terms of ports, boats, locks, other favourite subjects, I prefer drawing with pen and ink, which allows for a great finesse.
Then, if you go through the "Coin du Balai", don't hesitate to push open the door and walk down the stairs to my "lair" where I will be delighted to welcome you.