Overview

"So, without even thinking about it, colour runs through us and we are filled with its innate joy."

(b. 1979 in Paris, lives and works in Paris)

 

Eugénie Paultre studied and taught philosophy at the Sorbonne. Since 2010, she has devoted herself to painting and writing. She explains: "I studied philosophy for ten years to try to discover the truth of thought, the righteousness of spirit, but also, and more importantly, to try to understand why the Western world had lost its way and to discipline and reassure myself. But to no avail. The emotions were too strong. I could not hold them at bay, I had to work with them. […] And so at the age of 30, I entered into the service of colour."

Biography

"Colour has a life of its own. Far from only existing on the surface of the visible world, it would appear to be the place of particular depth - tangible but defying designation by the painter who can only show it - painting by painting - as a succession of openings, apertures, emergences and crossing points." 

Eugénie Paultre has held solo exhibitions at the Institut français in Bratislava and at Gandy Gallery (Bratislava) in 2019. She has recently taken part in the group exhibitions "Colori: L'emozione dei colori nell'arte" (Castello di Rivoli, 2017) and "Etel Adnan et les modernes" (Mudam, Luxembourg, 2019).

Works