Florence Oulhiou

Millefeuilles 26 -

Material: acrylic on canvas
Size: 50 cm x 70 cm cm

This work is a part of my série "Millefeuilles" whose title describes both my technique made of many overlapping layers and the patterns chosen for the realization. In this predominantly blue creation, the leaves are playing with space. They overlap and intertwine, suggesting the game of hide and seek caused by the movement of the branches in the wind in a superb effect of depth. In this clutter of plants, the composition brings order to chaos, and the viewer will be sensitive to spaces of tension as of breathing. An image of great richness, calm and soothing.
I was born in France and now live in the Netherlands in Zuid-Limburg. For several years, I explored different modes of expression as a hobby: even today, I am a jack of all trades looking for a release on the grounds of exploration. I started to practice as a self-taught , then very quickly I went further and completed a complete course at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Castres. I was a student of Marc Fonvieille’s studio for several years, then of Isabelle Monférier. I refined and affirmed my style for several years. Finally, I dared to jump the gun and gave up my professional activities to register as an independent artist. I participated in several exhibitions, alone or in groups, in France and the Netherlands. I am represented by my gallery owner (Marx & Marx - Valkenburg) and I have already sold in and outside Europe. (France – The Netherlands – Germany – Gabon – USA) I paint with acrylic canvases in which the motifs refer to nature and more precisely to the leaves of the trees. I am inspired by plant elements and I build collections, accumulations, overlays. I like to play with colors, contrasts and repetitions. I like to play with shapes and spaces between shapes. I’m looking for a structure in this profusion. To make this intention emerge, I paint with transparent layers "in negative" so as to make appear the lower layers that create the pattern. The color overlays give rich and harmonious results. The title of this series, begun several years ago, "Millefeuilles" evokes both the motifs and, like the famous French pastry of the same name, the superposition of multiple layers. Incidentally, I occasionally engrave linocuts.


  • Publiek ronde from 29-09-2021 00:00 till 30-11-2021 22:00
  • Jury ronde from 30-09-2021 00:00 till 31-10-2021 23:00

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