Zoe Ouvrier

Zoé Ouvrier et son miroir d'Obsidienne
Artist, woodcut inspired by nature

Was born in 1975 in Montpellier, France. In 2002, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and lived in the capital for twenty-five years.
Since November 2019, she lives and works in Saint Paul-de-Vence.

Zoé Ouvrier uses the technique of engraving to give plywood its new nature of wood. She mixes this technique with that of painting and drawing. The bark laden with imprints evokes the skin, life, the original matrix of which the forest and humanity are made. His work gives to see and touch a space between nature and texture under a three-dimensional allure.

Zoé Ouvrier likes to create a dialogue between ensembles by staging the spectator in front of her work.
From his research around the tree emanates a whole relationship to the flesh, to the emotions, to the trace. What makes his work a poetic and sensitive material. It thus touches on the emotional vibration in relation to the very life that surrounds us, to our condition and our place in our environment as human beings. Its trees speak to us and move us.

For more than 20 years, Zoé Ouvrier has denounced the imbalance of human impact and its uprooting. All his work revolves around this sensitivity and a possible openness to freedom.

As soon as he left the Beaux-Arts, the press gave him access to international recognition.
Certain collectors order imposing works from her for which Zoé must intervene, for example, on the four walls of the same room, works made for bedrooms or dining rooms. She then invites whoever enters it to travel in her painting, to listen to the forest according to the seasons, the intensity of the fauna and the sound of the wind…

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