Aurélie Bauer was born in 1982. She lives and works in Paris. She graduated the Beaux-Arts of Paris (workshop of François Boisrond).
Personal exhibitions :
2013: Soho Art Gallery, Osaka, Japon 2012: Galerie Elizabeth Couturier, Lyon 2011: Galerie du CROUS, Paris 2010: L'Enfant Moderne Gallery, Washington DC, USA - Galerie Elizabeth Couturier, Bourgoin ("North by Northwest") 2009: Galerie Pierre Levy, Paris ("rear window").
Collective exhibitions :
2014: Affordable Art Fair, Bruxelles - Art Expo, Osaka, Japon 2013: Cutlog, Paris - Affordable Art Fairs: Bruxelles, Hambourg, Toronto, New York, Seattle et Mexico 2012: St-art, Strasbourg 2011: Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, USA - Chic Dessin, Paris 2010: Galerie DX, Bordeaux - St-art, Strasbourg - Chic Art Fair, Paris - Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris ("François Boisrond présente...") 2009: Flowers Gallery, Londres ("Small is beautiful").
"I paint scenes taken from Alfred Hitchcock’s films such as "Rear window" and "North by Northwest", or Almodovar’s “High heels”, and Douglas Sirk’s "Imitation of life”.
Each film is divided into a hundred of paintings. Different series highlight the relationships between painting and cinema through the act of painting in the film (the light, the framing and the allegory of the open window in “Rear window”). My work invites the viewer to relive physically the internal atmosphere of the film without the aspect of time connected to the movies.
My paintings are grouped into different themes inside the block of painting formed by each film, such as, for example: - The different uses of black into painting and cinema, - The integration of specific film signs (sets or generic) - Gestures of painting into the movies (crucifixion, lamentations…) - The use of light as a source of projection and a source of the painting.
Approaching reality and turning it into images are concerns for painters and movie Directors too. Many painters borowed images from photography, my paintings take movies images as a subject in itself.."