Mélina Catoni

(Marseille, France, 1977)

"Above all I take great pleasure in telling stories, the joy of creating worlds, playing with colours and materials in order to portray an imaginary world."

Above all I take great pleasure in telling stories, the joy of creating worlds, playing with colours and materials in order to portray an imaginary world. Poeticizing absurdity and obsession through an apparent lightness, revealing the ludicrous of human nature. The drawing remains the foundation of my pictorial approach in which I make an effort to stage anecdotes where men and animals meet. They live together and sometimes they swap parts without one knowing who is copying whom, in retro atmospheres, tinged with bittersweet nostalgia combining tenderness and cynicism.

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