BLANDINE BARDEAU

BLANDINE BARDEAU

MA Painting Glasgow School of Art
Collage, Works on Paper

From entangled concoctions, rise beings from another world. They swim in a joyful accumulation of form and colour. My pieces reconcile man-made plastic objects with their organic counterparts, a world where jellyfish has morphed with plastic jewellery. I intend to transport the viewer into quasi-psychedelic, meditative visions of colours, patterns, brush strokes and striking gradients.

My pieces are almost always a mixed-media approach to creating art, combining drawing -my very first love-, collage and painting. I trained academically as a drawer, and have always found drawing to be immediate, intimate, and a very versatile medium to work with. Often working on paper -sometimes mounted on canvas or wood-, translucent polyester and canvas, I like to use my background in fashion & jewellery design to present artworks that draw influences from many different and eclectic places. Playing with the boundaries between the abstract and the figurative, I like to suggest the form, keeping my pieces deliberately ambiguous so to preserve a sense of looking at something unknown and surprising, for the viewer but also for myself.

Blandine is a French born artist, who works and lives in London, Deptford. Blandine has an MA in Painting from the Glasgow School of Art, where she developed her love for painting, drawing and soft sculpture. Blandine’s practice has always been interested in the relationship between two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional objects. She originally studied a BA Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in London, and after graduating she created a jewellery collection made of plastic tubes. Blandine organises regular art workshops around London.