In addition to these paintings on canvas from 1984, the Modesti Perdriolle gallery presents a recent set of works on paper entitled
"Les chemins d’eau". This corpus was born from readings, "Portrait du Gulf Stream" by Erik Orsenna or "Descente dans le maelström" by Edgar Allan Poe, from the discovery of documents of studies on the aquatic currents, but also certainly from reminiscences of a lived experience where the power of the aquatic world, dreamlike and unpredictable, is always present. This series is realized on very thick papers coated beforehand with inks of bright colors, mainly yellows and reds, the whole
covered with blue tones. With the help of a milling machine, Catherine Viollet tears away the surface of the paper. The white matter of the paper and the various layers of colors, reappear at the impulsive rhythm of this mechanization of chance. The hand of the artist tries to control the advance of this tool opposed
by the meeting of a matter, that of the paper, for which it is not conceived and reveals, of this fact, a pictorial work between random and know-how.
From her very first works to her most recent ones, Catherine Viollet's research oscillates between the innate and the acquired, the unstable and the immutable, inspiration and knowledge, in short, between nature and man.
Catherine Viollet ‘Les Hommes se peignent"
Location: Rue Saint-Georges, 27, 1050 Ixelles