Frederique Lavergne

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“From a rider father and mother stylist, I was born into a world inhabited by horses and sketches of fashion… Before speaking, I drew, and the picture became my language. Rider in my turn, I am in constant contact with horses since childhood and very close to the animal world. After studying philosophy, communication and graphic design and illustration in Paris, I began as a graphic designer in a design studio of Paris. Then, I practiced as an independent, primarily in the equestrian field. Meanwhile I started exhibiting in France and abroad. Painting and sculpture are quickly becoming my main activity”

“I begin my paintings by covering the canvas with black. Then each time I paint the eye. The eye is a door which makes the exchange possible. Seek the light in the darkness, is the adventure of all my paintings, often almost monochromatic, because I reach my goal with a minimum resources and little repentance”

“I paint horses first because I feel a strong link to them,” explains Frédérique. “When I paint I am absent from this world. I don’t talk a lot and I realized very young that horses talk with their soul. I find them beautiful, of course, but I am fascinated by their powerful soul, by their generosity to humans. They have a symbolic force and, from my convictions, they are able to go from one world to another, from our human world to the one of invisible. That’s why they help us to know who we are.”

Exhibitions in 2012 include:

  • ‘Entre Sable et Bruyère’ Gallery in Sully sur Loire, France
  • ‘Rouge Garance’ Gallery, Mugron, France
  • ‘Greenlane’ Gallery, Dingle Kerry, Ireland
  • The Chisholm Gallery, Pine Plains, NY, USA
  • International Polo Club of Palm Beach represented by The Chisholm Gallery
  • International Jumping of La Baule May 10 to 13th, represented by La Galerie du Cheval
  • ‘Grand Salon Entre Sable et Bruyère’ July 6 to 9th – Annual contemporary art fair in which I participate each year, I received three times the award for best animal painting
  • Global Champion Tour, Chantilly, July 19 to 22nd, represented by La Galerie du Cheval
  • National stud of France, Lamballe, Britany, France, October and November 2012, solo exhibition of my series ‘Horses of the World and Equine cultures’
  • ‘Etoiles de Pau’, concours complet international, solo exhibition, October 24 to 28th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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