Instead she has pursued an increasingly successful career as illustrator. Yet her former education, which deals with narratives inherent in buildings, urban spaces and daily mundane places, resonates in all her works.
Although drawing without prior sketching, her boards, the product of an ultra precise Rotring 0.1 pen, usually require a slow process that needs weeks to complete.
“Why does one turn these subjects into a drawing?“, asks Patrick Celeste in an interview with Diane Berg appeared on D’A 224 (March 2014). She answers:
Drawing invites to consider, from a benevolent angle, sites and situations that may generate more rejection than attraction. It allows a better understanding of the complexities of our time creating their own way of harmony and poetry. Cars everywhere, bundles of railways, heterogeneous structures, overground, undergrounds. To the word “chaos” I prefer those of complexity or hybridity. The city is the simultaneity of various situations, even antagonistic, all claiming legitimacy. The drawing I practice seeks to take all that into account. To capture these heterogeneities is to take cavalier perspectives, “à vol d’oiseau”, axonometric views. (Translation by Socks from the original in French)
Réalisation d’une fresque pour le centre d’architecture Arc en Rêve pour expliciter la démarche 50000* logements.
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