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Chantal Bietlot

Artist's Statement  ::
Music becomes, for me, a source of inspiration, of new feelings which merge with the intensity of sounds, tones, choice of instruments and rhythm.
Then I transcribe my emotions on the canvas by fulfilling a harmonic composition made of curves, marks, lines in a « lavis » of pure colors like the red, the yellow, blue and their complementary

Pieces by Chantal Bietlot:

* Some of these artworks may not be for sale.

Biography  ::
Born in Charleroi (Belgium) in 1944, Bietlot approaches painting as an autodidact. She attends the courses of different painters, one of them, Paul Mahoux, at the Arts Academy of Liege and masters thus the technique of her art. In 1995, she discovers musical painting and the work of Kandinsky. She breaks away from any figurative representation in order to express "the inner necessity". Her work approaches better her emotions.
Presented at the International Art Fair, LINEART, in Ghent, at the “Salon des Artistes Français”, a great Parisian classic, the paintings of musical inspiration of Bietlot reveal a refined technique and an achieved work that are worth the recognition of the public to her. For more than five years, exhibitions have been organized both in Belgium and in France.
Painter and music lover, the artist multiplies, since many years, her experiments that are printed on canvas or paperboard in pictorial emotions. Melody, rhythm, production, history... the musical work as a whole inspires her, from opera to symphonic music, as through chamber music.
Far from being a descriptive illustration, the work of Bietlot moves away from figuration to give more the priority to her driving forces of forms and colors orchestrated through various currents the such as lyric or geometric abstraction. The artist undertakes a true battle with the matter that she extends in surimposed layers, then scraped, striated and striped. Thus a whole field of lines appears, undulatory or jerked rhythms, which are spread in a musical way at once on the canvas.
Even if at each start corresponds another structure, one finds a common denominator in the development of these seemingly different paintings: that is rhythm.