Ciou

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Ciou, was  born in Toulouse in 1981, she  actually works and lives near the forest and the ocean in south of France.
She succeeded to gain a relevant place in the world of contemporary pop art and lowbrow, at a very young age . 

Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers, taken from old medical books, dictionaries, and nature manuals, where she uses acrylic and ink; creating her own personal mixed media  . Her Influences are diverses :  the american vintage culture from the 30′ to the 70′ , the victorian style and the european barocco   too  , however she is focused on the japanese culture and  japanese traditional  and contemporary art .  Her style is  characterized by a line of great expressive force and a language where the power of color and deformation of shapes combine to make her stroke unmistakable . Ciou creates her  own « necro-kawai » cosmology of characters mainly centered around witch-y nature burlesque girls and their  strange animal companions.  Her new works feature florescent psychedelic colors as a foil for her obsessive black line work.

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