This website offers an overview of the artistic work I have been doing for ten years. It all began with an experienced I realized in 2007, in which I associated my pictorial technique to the new fields of expression offered by the digital technologies. This merging gave birth to Fetal, a hybrid work which closely mingles photomontage, digital painting and handling of the paper-medium. It embodied the genesis of a new personal language able to explore my favorite theme: art history. Since then, I revisit the masterpieces of art from the Renaissance to the classical era, where each new series invokes a particular artist.
While browsing my portfolio, you shall run into Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, van Dick, Hieronymus Bosch and many others. The iconographies I borrow from them are the palette I use within a vast pictorial remix, which allows me to play on the codes of classical painting. Alternately, the viewpoint on the image is not where it should be, the paper-medium comes alive to recompose the work, and the forms of the past merge with those of the present.
"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 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 is more than a photographer. She is a visual artist, a historian, a storyteller, curious and creative."
"Claudia Vialaret starts by destroying photography in order to transform it afterwards. An original, insolent, pictorial and bewitching artistic research."