About the series “Lovely Day” and “Another World” (mixed media, 2015-present), Christiane Chabot says: These images come from the my studio, each one a cabinet of curiosities by the very fact of their assemblage. Some images feature fragments of original drawings or photographs of works, like statuettes, that have been the subject of the artist’s recent research. The composition is built using mixed techniques: a collage of photographs, original drawings and various items such as fine papers, gold leaf, and paint placed directly on the image. The accumulation of images compresses time in the pictorial space, generating an accumulation of the senses and an explosion of possible interpretations behind a proliferation of shapes and colours.
Christiane Chabot was born in Jonquière, Quebec, Canada and holds dual Canadian and French nationality. Since 1976, she has been living and working in Montreal and Paris. After studying visual arts at the Cégep de Jonquière (1969-1971) and at the Université Laval (1972-1975), Chabot completed her artistic training at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1976-1977 and 1981-1982). Over an unbroken span of some 25 years, her work has led her along many paths:
The mix of work during the early years, drawing, painting, etching and photography, led towards the opening up of an interdisciplinary perspective that has progressively become firmly established in recent years, with the inclusion of such spheres as sculpture, installations, video and computer graphics. Chabot has had over twenty solo exhibitions, and some thirty other exhibitions have included her work. In addition to numerous commissions, her work can be found in many public and private collections in Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and the United States.