Cynthia Coulombe Bégin

Gallery : Le Luxart
CynthiaCoulombe Bégin

Birth : Born in Miami in 1984. Raised in Québec City.

Training : 2006 Bachelor of visual arts at the Université Laval, Québec; 2003 Cégep de Ste-Foy, College degree in Fine Arts, Acrylic painting discipline.

Artistic approach : The artist is quoted as saying the following:
My creative approach is about the metamorphic interpretation of our inner identity faced against our projected image. I am inspired by the fragmented body envelope that I mark with a spontaneous gesture of vibrant colours. The painting experience leads me to look differently, to self-discovery, to the point of being astonished. A movement from the outside to the inside emerges, the feeling of an invisible energy quest, a marriage of the body and the mind.
The notion of a performance, the search for identity, the body set in an explosive universe reflects my desire to stage all of the beauty and vulnerability of our existence in the same image. I think my painting as a stage setting. I explore the limits of figuration of the body that I dress up with colours, gloss and texture.
The representation of the outside being towards its interior addresses the dualities of the visible and invisible, the material and immaterial. In the spirit of freedom, I travel the being, the universe and its infinity.

Exhibitions : INDIVIDUAL 2009-2011 : Lac Etchemin, Québec, Ste-Marie-de-Beauce; Musée Marius-Barbeau, St-Joseph de Beauce, 2007.

GROUP 2006-2011 : Miami, St-Anne-de-Beaupré, Montréal, Sherbrooke, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Cap-Rouge; Exhibition of laureats 2006 - Art diagonale; Exhibition of bursaries 2006; Exhibition of graduating fine arts students at the École des arts visuels de l’Université Laval 2006.

Collections : Public collection MRC Nouvelle-Beauce – Vie en 3T: Tranche, Tronc, Trace 2008; Public collection MRC Nouvelle-Beauce – Mouvance: Recherches et apparitions

Awards: 2010 - MRC Nouvelle-Beauce Jury Grand Prize; Works of art contest at the Musée Marius-Barbeau 2010; Moulin La Lorraine Prize, 7th prize, Works of art contest at the Musée Marius-Barbeau 2008; MRC Nouvelle-Beauce Jury Grand Prize, 5th prize, Works of art contest at the Musée Marius-Barbeau 2006; Art Diagonale Prize Exhibition of graduating fine arts students of Laval University 2006; Jury mention 3rd prize Concours d’œuvres d’art of the Musée Marius-Barbeau.