Initially trained in fine arts, Claudia Vialaret first practiced oil painting and drawing before she turned to contemporary photography. Far from marking a break from her early visual choices, this is a continuation, which was made possible through digital techniques. Claudia Vialaret’s approach is inspired by her research in Art history and literature. Taking possession of an artistic master piece, through various processes, she creates hybrid images which reveal both gaps and continuities between cultural heritage and contemporary art. Her tactile approach resides in manipulations, including crumpling, of the paper on which the photography is printed. Through these processes she creates a vibration in the image, which enables her to transform reality. Challenging the classical space is another way for her to renew and develop her personal fiction. Claudia Vialaret’s work fits with the main stakes of contemporary art: it is a reflection on the appropriation of artistic heritage, on the materiality of artwork, and on the act of creation.
"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."
"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."