Evelyne Chevallier

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from the “City Idyll” series
11.8″x11.8″; 2017

Evelyne Chevallier
Paris, France

STATEMENT

Architecture and flowers: a city idyll

Walking, strolling, wandering for hours, days or months even years around cities (here Paris) to chase the urban writings for my photo-collages is not enough any more. To look up became a necessity, to scrutinize the heights is now an obsession. Up there prevails a different world from the one on the sidewalks. Chimneys, turrets, antennas stand. Terraces on which we would willingly have a drink spread out. Without taking into account the shambles
of bull’s-eyes, dormers, pipes, bars, ladders from which by any chance a bird will fly off. Hardly higher the wavy lines of airplanes dream to escape. Opposites have my preference. When flowers marry concrete. Disagreement match.

Contrasts enhance one another: Because I love all flowers whether wild or from gardens, found in lost islands in the Pacific or perched in the Andean Cordillera.

BIO

Evelyne Chevallier was born in France and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

She travelled the world for 10 years mostly as a travel guide. Once she settled down, she worked 20 years in the world of photography.

In 2010, while travelling to Argentina, she decided to live part of her time there. It is altogether, her new life, her fascination for this wild nature of the Andes, her permanent curiosity and, of course, being lonely in this desert after so many years in big cities, that forced her to find a way out. She took many pictures of street writings such as graffiti, stencils, stickers, and paste-ups as well as logos, signs, neon lights, symbols…all kinds of graphic expressions that would transmit some information.

And that is how she started the photocollages. They are today a full time work.

ARTIST CONTACT

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IMAGES

evelyne-chevallier-ambiance-iii
from the “City Idyll” series
11.8″x11.8″; 2017

evelyne-chevallier-ambiance-v
from the “City Idyll” series
11.8″x11.8″; 2017

evelyne-chevallier-ambiance-vi
from the “City Idyll” series
11.8″x11.8″; 2017

evelyne-chevallier-ambiance-viii
from the “City Idyll” series
11.8″x11.8″; 2017