Technique : Mixed media
Maryline Lemaitre was born in France and lived in Asia for almost 10 years before emigrating to Canada in 2001.
In her works, the artist accumulates materials and textures, which she will then carve, scratch, flatten and rework in a variety of ways. Her creative process could be inspired by an image, a pattern, a travel photo, beautiful calligraphy, or a touching piece of text, and each element could become the key to defining and developing a whole new series. Her subjects will vary over time since they are inspired by everyday life, her memories and the expression of her unconscious.
"Serendipity: to find by chance what you're not necessarily looking for. If there is one word that can define my work, this is it! In front of a white canvas, I never know where I'm going. I don't want to know. It's a constant process of trial and error. I accumulate layers of materials, I glue, scrape, iron, take off, reapply and flatten, stamp patterns with a palette or stencil, revisit with bold brush strokes or old credit cards until I reach the pictorial density that is my signature. It's an intuitive process and sometimes ... a sport!" The artist tells us.
Maryline Lemaitre has participated in several solo and group exhibitions all over the world. Her works have also served as cover illustrations for two Canadian published books. Her work can be found in several private and public collections in Canada, the United States, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and the Cirque du Soleil collection.