Born in 1981, Claire Tabouret graduated with a degree in fine arts from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2006, before moving to Los Angeles. She has created many series, from portraits of children whose paleness and fixity question our own memories to portraits of adults and groups, suspended scenes, or intangible presences. Dancing women, gold diggers, latex figures or boats full of exiled men are among the subjects of a work in a constant state of metamorphosis. “I evoke childhood to talk about determination, solemnity, seriousness, lucidity. Children in my paintings keep their eyes wide open, and they won't close them. They will keep examining us until the end of times.” La Grande Camisole was chosen as the poster for the 72nd edition of the Festival d'Avignon.
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