Trained as a visual artist, Claudia Vialaret first practiced oil painting and drawing before moving toward plastic photography. Far from a break with her early artistic choices, her use of this medium deepens them thanks to the techniques offered by the digital.
Claudia Vialaret’s approach stems from a genuine work of research in art history and literature. The creative processes she devises transform representation, by crumpling the paper support, projecting images on models, and inverting the point of view of the original artwork.
These innovating techniques allow the artist to develop a personal, intense and structured language, at the hinge between painting and photography, classicism and contemporaneity.
On the paths taken by Joel Peter Witkin, Gilbert and Georges and Joan Fontcuberta, Claudia Vialaret’s work is rooted in today’s major issues: a reflection on the appropriation of artistic heritage, on the materiality of the artwork and on the creative act.
"Claudia Vialaret is more than a photographer. She is a visual artist, a historian, a storyteller, curious and creative."
"Claudia created a new universe by combining two artistic techniques which challenge the boundaries between painting and photography, by applying traditional techniques in the digital."
"Claudia Vialaret starts by destroying photography in order to transform it afterwards. An original, insolent, pictorial and bewitching artistic research."
"Claudia Vialaret shatters classical representation in painting and photography, through the construction of artworks made possible with today's new virtual expression forms".
« Claudia Vialaret mainly works in series interpreting the old masters in a very contemporary, often disruptive manner."