Christel Delrieu Petraud (b. 1976) is a celebrated French artist whose works are widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. In her work, Petraud explores the limited surface of the painting with a scientific interrogation of time, space and matter. To illustrate this, Petraud uses the decimals of PI numbers in her scientific and aesthetic matrix language and has employed a self-invented graphic alphabet based solely on lines.
In her signature series “Shadow colors”, she reveals the colors of shadows. Here they become the main subject, come to the fore, take on matter. In ‘Geisha’ the subject and its shadow are mixed, confused, they rub off one on the other by creating relief. As a colourist, Petraud uses intense, frank and saturated colors.
Acrylic, inks, gold and copper leaves on canvas on wood.
Original piece, signed on the front and back.