Mural in Soho for “Gimme Shelter” (2017) Acrylic and spraypaint on a 10 meter long wall and pillars
Illustration and pattern for kids wear and accessories brand Wild Pony (2017).
The Wall of Memories
The Wall of Memories (2016) was one of the main project during De Saffier residency with Artshake in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Each painting represents a childhood memory from the residents - 6 from elderly (80 to 99 year-old) and 6 from young student residents.
12 x acrylic and black pen on paper
January: "Poptje was my baby teddy bear. I used to hold it tight against my chest. I still have it and all the fingers have been eaten".
February: "I remember my childhood in Greece, playing with a spinning-top with my siblings".
March: "When I was 10, I experienced a moment of stage theatre for the first time. I did not care much for the audience, what I loved the most was the rehearsing time every week, the excitement that lives backstage".
April: "My Dad worked for the Dutch railway so I used to travel all the country for free and love the feeling of being on the road".
May: " At 8, a German officer pointed a gun on my head; luckily a higher ranked officer stopped him from killing me; and look at me now: I'm 83 and I have four children and four grandchildren!".
June: "At 5, my sister and I were playing, pretending to be in a hair salon. It was very early in the morning, at a time we were not supposed to be up yet. With the excitement, my sister cut my hair on the front, creating a fringe".
July: "I used to play a lot in the woods with friends. My favourite part would be when it rained: everyone would leave but I'd cycle in the rain and the road would be free just for me".
August: "I used to draw trees with my grandfather. He always drew first the trunk and the branches, and I will then add colourful dots on the top".
September: "I met my wife when I was 10, the day of school. We are now celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary".
October: "I used to play with my younger brothers on the barn"s hay, we would climb to the top and then let ourselves slide to fall right through it".
November: "My favourite toy was a wooden red oven my grandfather made when I was 3. I used to spend a lot of time with him before he passed away".
December: " My family had a pharmacy in Utrecht where I used to work. Every room was used for making medecine, even my bedroom. We sold the shop in the 60s but the wooden deer head still remains inside today".
Artworks made during the De Saffier residency with Artshake Program in Utrecht, Netherlands in October/November 2016.
The residency is a living project using art to unite old and young resident (from 18 to 99 year-old).
Chelsea Alumni Summer Show
Chelsea Alumni Summer Show (2016)
Spraypaint on wall
Acrylic on plywood dessert tray
Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music
Scenography and signage for the Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music (18th & 19th of June 2016) including the creation of all signage - handpainted and computer made - and elements of scenography - 8 meter long photocall canvas sheet
Acrylic and pencil on shooting targets
First Part: 70x50 cm
Second Part: 53x53 cm
Illustration for monthly party Strangelove at bar club abc in Lausanne (Switzerland)
Attribut Collective is a collaborative project with Berlin based French artist Sophie Douala.
This first collaboration happened in April 2015 in Berlin, where both artists combined their techniques and mediums (digital, painting, drawing, collage, mosaic) and deliver 18 artworks made in less than three weeks.
Acrylic on old plywood
Autopsie (2016) a series of four paintings praising body geometry and the beauty of tissues, in the difficult context of an autopsy.
Acrylic and black pen on cardboard
Spraypaint and black pen on two pieces of woodboard
Acrylic and spraypaint on cork canvas
Black pen and acrylic on two pieces of cardboard
50x53 cm (25x53cm each)
Lines #03 (2016)
Acrylic on laminated hardboard
Morning, Mother (2016)
Before I enjoyed the taste of coffee, I would brew it when I was far away from home just for the smell. It remedied my homesickness by reminding me of my mother on working early mornings, soft coffee on her breath before she left.
Black pen and acrylic on cardboard
Purple & Grey
Purple & Grey (2015)
Acrylic and black pen on two plywood boxes
40x29x21 cm (each)
Black pen on cardboard
Art direction for ephemeral pop up brasserie Echelle Un, 29 avenue Daumesnil, 12ème Paris (June - October 2015), comprised of choosing the colour palette, painting the bar, seats and tables.
Photo credits: Boris Rezaire
We Love Green
We Love Green is an eco-friendly Parisian festival. Caroline was tasked with significant amounts of scenography, primarily customising wood furniture with patterns and colours, for seven different projects. They represented in total 40 artworks and were seen by more than 34,000 over the 30th and the 31st of May 2015.
We Love Wood: in collaboration with Romain Broz; La Vague Longue: in collaboration with Florian Moulin; Loop: in collaboration with Jean Bijotat; Indiaa: in collaboration with Virginie Vazquez, Moabi: in collaboration with Camille Bilon, Cendrier: in collaboration with Wanda Darcy, Joy Klasen and Daphné Dupont.
Us (2015) is a collaborative work with Russian illustrator Sonya Korshenboym. It is a series of three combining painting and digital illustration. Us is a political piece made shorlty after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris January 2015. Although the intentions of the artists were similar - the need of expelling political and societal issues - the subjects are proper to each artist; terrorism for Sonya and feminism for Caroline.
Sonya created three girls symbolising the conscience of her generation, they represent the foundation of the world. They feel embarrassed and terrible about things which are going on in the world, hence their specific stance like they don't want to see these fearful things. The girls have various colour of skin as a differenciating factor and birthmarks act as a small detail that unite them, like a special thing that all people have.
While Caroline began to collaborate with Sonya, she was reading a book on the history of female sexual oppression The Forbidden Flesh (2014) by Diane Ducret. It was shocking to learn how much women suffered due to male fear and misunderstanding. The feminine, strong yet almost tortured subjects of Sonya's work lead Caroline to decide to depict the power and the weight of femininity and bring that into focus with the background. The different waves and layers depict time and how medicinal horror went back and forth. The colour scheme is the same for each girl, however the combination is different, showing how interrelated yet different these heroines are.
The Value of an Education (2013) are two enormous lobster claws from the seafood restaurant where the artist worked to pay for her Masters. The ostentatious gold represents expense, in this case both lobster and school fees.
Gold spray paint on two lobster claws
18x13x7cm and 23x15x7cm
Graphic design and branding collaboration with Jade Nodinot for Les Frites® food stand project.
Lines #02 (2015)
Acrylic on canvas board
Triangle Series #02
Triangle Series #02 (2015) are four small abstract paintings. The series explores the correlation of form, focusing on the triangle. This second series differs from the first as there is no frame around the triangles, shifting the focus to the central small triangle.
Black pen and acrylic on white cardboard
Acrylic and white pen on black paper and cardboard frame
Lines #01 (2014) is a triptych representing an abstract tree.
Acrylic and black pen on triptych cardboard
84x180cm (84x60 each)
Triangle Series #01
Triangle Series (2015) are six small abstract paintings composed with five colours. The series explores the correlation of form, focusing on the triangle. Where do they begin and end? While clashing and devouring each other, triangles create defined layers, both transparent and opaque, suggesting that chance is uniform.
Black pen and acrylic on white cardboard
Novembre (2012) represents different faces in one, allowing the viewer discern whom they choose. The pastel colour scheme implies contentment.
Acrylic and black pen on pizza box
New Lands #01, #02, #03 and #04 (2014) are a series of four intricate drawings exploring possible future landscapes.
Black pen on cardboard
Jolly Jolie (2014) is about the exuberance of happiness, bipolarity and childhood memories. A collection of twenty-five drawings (30x20cm), each created from twenty-five askings of the question "What is your most ecstatic childhood/adolescent memory?" From the answers, scenes have been created expressing the bipolarity within the work and the artist - the gloomy and doleful black and white style of drawing and the euphoric narrative of the installation. The title Jolly Jolie plays with the dichotomy of the artist's language - French and English - and the same resonance of the word 'Pretty Happy'.
25 x Black pen on cardboard 20x30cm
From left to right, starting from top row:
Francesca: "When I told my little brother that he was born in a surprise bag with a padlock and a sword and he believed me"
Baptiste: "The peach Melba that I used to have just with my Dad"
Mayckael: "Surfing as a child"
Isabelle: "My aunt bathing me with a level of tenderness I was not used to"
Philippe: "My first bike at fifteen: a Honda 125"
Ségolène: "Pre-emptively rushing into my father's arms after returning from summer camp"
Sidonie: "My parents made me believe that I was visiting a boarding school, when actually we were going to Disneyland"
Stranger #01: "Growing up"
Emily: "Eating fish and chips in my grandad's car: grease on the wheel"
Danielle: "The beautiful, expensive dress I wore for my 5th birthday"
Maja: "The lake were I used to swim by our house"
Quentin: "My brother and I making houses in the trees"
Michael: "A cottage house"
Jade: "After a circus visit, excitedly pissing on my grandmother's stairs"
Shaikha: "Being with my six siblings under the same roof"
Edan: "When school finished, going on holiday, and thinking of eternal freedom"
Thomas: "Playing Zelda in my grandma's room, Christmas day"
Anastasia: "Finishing the first Harry Potter book"
Hugo: "Snapping a fishing line and crying happily in the rain"
Emile: "Queuing for the Temple of Doom in Disneyland"
George: "The excitation of the night before something big"
Stranger #02: "Playing in my imaginary world"
Emmanuelle: "Birthday parties: I loved going home with the present bag full of sweets and toys"
Emmi: "The house that my father used to rent in Finland"
Christopher: "The moment I gathered up the courage and dived into the cold French waves"
The Monochrome collection is from the artist's sketchbook. Ongoing drawings since 2012.
Black pen on paper
Janvier (2013) is a work on speakers influenced by Aztec and African patterns.
Gold spray paint and black pen on speaker tower
The Belly Project
The Belly Project (2013/2014) considers the female physicality of pre-motherhood. The different materials used for each represent the range and contrast of strength and power in sculpture: bronze the heaviest and most noble, wax being the most delicate and weakest one.
#01: Plaster #02: Wax #03: Bronze
#04: Bronze #05:Ciment #06:Aluminium
Broken, Though (2013) comprises a bike and hundreds of mirror. The bike illuminated in motion is blinding.
Mirror pieces on bicycle
Février, Mars, Avril and Mai (2012) are a series of four paintings made over a four month period. All were made on 'Mama's Pizza' pizza boxes. They each represent a part of a face: Février being the mouth, Mars the nose, Avril the eye and Mai the mind. This series is strongly influenced by Zulu patterns.
Acrylic and black pen on pizza box
Octobre (2012) references the tone of red common in traditional Russian art. The parallel surfaces seem similar though they are slightly asymmetrical, and are made to imply something trapped.
Acrylic and black pen on plywood box
Août (2012) is an expression of the transition into artist.