THE ARTIST: GWENDOLINE PIETERS
Gwendoline Pieters is a Provencal artist living in Cassis.
Born in 1969, she passed her artistic baccalaureate in 1987. She furthered her education by joining the “Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne”. At the same time, she produced her first paintings, and was noticed by the director of Fondazione Lognhi who invited her to Florence where she would paint and study for a year.
The following year, in 1991, she joined the fine arts school of Marseilles. (Les beaux-arts)
In love with the region, she is influenced by the different painters who have tried to capture the beauty of the territory in their works of art.
André Derain, Othon Friesz and Matisse became her inspiration, although she has tried different techniques such as oil painting, acrylic or pastel that allowed her to develop a style of her own.
Indeed, like a subtle cross over between Fauvism and Pop Art, with a touch of Robert Combas’ work, Gwendoline Pieters’ art has a southern accent.
Throughout her artistic career Gwendoline Pieters has participated in numerous artistic meetings and exhibited in several countries such as France, Switzerland, Belgium and the United States. Thus, she was able to work on the project of communication of the Vaults by participating in the creation of the institutional visual of the project and bringing a touch of fauvism …