Corinne Le Cicle or the conquest of abstraction
Corinne Le Cicle paints from memory. When she is in Prague, she paints images of Africa, Camargue, and Nepal. When she is in Lisbon, she paints the cafes that border the Seine River. When in Kiev, she paints dizziness.
Slowly she finds her own way of expression, inspired by shapes and colors of flowers.
Wild flowers, blooming magnificiently with their everlasting chromatic shades. Jardin anglais displays her imagination: "This painting was made from the sole desire to paint and express my ideal garden, my paradise".
These flowers are also created from her memory.
Throughout time, Corinne Le Cicle's flowers metamorphose into little colored circles that surround other circles provoking many rhythms and movement of colors. Unique organic buds arranged into dotted groups allow us to think of Judith's necklace painted by Klimt Rocaille.
When it comes to circles, she links them to lines, creating an abstract composition. In Carnaval, the circles float and dance with serpentines just like Kandinsky ... As if abstraction gave her dizziness ... she recurs.
During her journey of images, the artist constantly comes back to her floral patterns as if she needed to attach herself to reality before starting her path towards abstraction: "I cannot stop myself from being inspired by the realism and naturalism, it's a trip back to earth to take a break from human kind that I study through abstract art" says the artist.
The abstract paintings that she performs, those circles that gain weight and finish in spikes, the segments that display opposition, the arabesques that make the colors vibrate and rhyme, depict on the canvas her view of the world: "I use shapes as a language to express my ideas. My paintings are thesis and anti thesis, a writers path whose tool is a brush."
This is how her metaphorical titles add to the content of the painting, the hidden meaning behind the graphical metaphor.
The artist's intention is to speak about the world in which we reside, that give her inspirational feelings of a profound humanity. Le nid de coucou was created as a "closed painting without any opening to the rest of the world". Through this image, she denounces the corruption that prevents states from establishing democracies. With La carte révolutionnaire, she criticizes the unfinished revolts of the population who lack economical means and political awareness. L'Art migratoire was dictated to her in order to open our eyes to the destiny of "boat people who migrate towards dream lands but whose future falls in an abyss of despair". Red and passionate, L'arbre de cur "family love that nourishes the world".
Corinne le Cicle has two artistic views. For one, she likes to paint nature, particularly that free beauty that inspires her view of flowers... On the other hand, she also wants her art to bring a critical opinion of the political and economic scene where power overtakes humanity.
Translated from French to English by Nicolas Journel
Tv Bcv (11th february 2008) - interview
Speaker: What do you think about the work of Corinne Le Ciclé?
Mr. Oleg Pinchuk: It is full of talent, fresh, very unique, flamboyant. I have the impression that all her paintings portray kindness. When we enter here, we feel a real sense of magic, a color enchantment. The structure of her art is intuitively well balanced, but the approach is very professional. We understand that her paintings can enhance each office, each home interior... This is the reason to come back here, look around one more time, think, maybe we will buy something...
Speaker: Mr. Pinchuk has in his private collection the art works of Maria Primatchenko (well known naive Ukrainian artist) who had the same view of the world depicted with kindness similarly to Corinne Le Cicle.