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Catherine Timotei

 
Artist
Johannesburg
South Africa
Abstract Art: The logic of sense.
Timotei uses color to undo form, to create emotion and touch the human soul. “Color holds a prominent place in the series of primordial phenomena. This is why the color as element of art may be used and can collaborate for the highest aesthetics purpose”, Goethe.
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Abstract Art: The logic of sense.
Timotei uses color to undo form, to create emotion and touch the human soul. “Color holds a prominent place in the series of primordial phenomena. This is why the color as element of art may be used and can collaborate for the highest aesthetics purpose”, Goethe.

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Her technique with oil medium, her generative capacity of treatment of color and prolonged visual analysis on large scale formats give to the viewer an experience, with its unique story. It does not illustrate; it is the perception of its own realisation. The beauty of her work originates from the vibrant colors that inescapably raise emotion to the viewers. Timotei has a unique gift, a natural talent and attention to detail that enhances her ability to excel in her aesthetic approach to create beauty through art. Her artistic choices are grounded in a philosophical interest to express emotion and touch the human soul. To echo Gilles Deleuze's book “la Logique de la sensation' describing the phenomenology about the power of color to undo form. Catherine Timotei is a French contemporary artist, who lives between Corsica (France), and South Africa. In search of the sublime, she depicts the fundamental of the world's essential crisis with a leap into the abstract. Her style is highly acclaimed by critics for its large-scale dimension, vibrant colors and expressive notes that draw - on key aesthetics of the most highly regarded and sought-after masters of art. Her aesthetic choices are grounded in a philosophical interest and desire to express emotion, and touch the human soul. She learned drawing in Santo Domingo in 1986. 'Nulla sine Lineas', first of all, drawing is the basis of all arts, and secondly, the lines are the foundations of drawing. She attended the Lorenzo Di Medici Art School in Florence (Italy), where the focus was on traditional historical sources of the Italian masters. With the Museum of Modern Art in New York, she studied and learnt the techniques of the Abstract Expressionism masters and beyond. In our current age of globalization and modernization, Abstract Expressionism, with its permanent and timeless presence, is perhaps one of the most recognised historical genres. Timotei firmly believes that art will save the world for the better. 'Art will save the world', Dostoevsky. Timotei's mission statement is concerned by the overall well being of the planet and she firmly believes that art can save the world. Timotei utilise la couleur comme approche pour se concentrer sur l’étude de la conscience et l’objet si l’expérience directe il y a. Elle utilise la peinture à l’huile, un mélange de pigment de couleur pure et d’huile de lin pour créer ses peintures à grande échelle, grâce à une combinaison de diverses techniques d’art et d’analyses visuelles prolongées. La beauté de son œuvre provient des couleurs vives qui soulèvent inévitablement l’émotion du spectateur. Timotei a un don unique, un talent naturel et l’e souci du détail qui améliorent sa capacité à exceller dans son approche esthétique pour créer la beauté par l’art. Ses choix artistiques sont fondés sur l’intérêt philosophique d’exprimer l’émotion et de toucher l’âme humaine. Pour faire écho au livre de Gilles Deleuze « la Logique de la sensation » où il parle de phénoménologie et du pouvoir de la couleur pour créer de l'émotion. Catherine Timotei est une artiste contemporaine française, qui vit entre la Corse et l’Afrique du Sud. A la recherche du sublime, elle dépeint la crise fondamentale du monde avec un saut dans l’abstrait. Son style est très apprécié par les critiques pour ses dimensions à grande échelle, ses couleurs vives et ses notes expressives qui s’inspirent de l’esthétique des maîtres les plus réputés et les plus recherchés de l’art. Ses choix esthétiques sont fondés sur un intérêt philosophique, un désir d’exprimer ses émotions et de toucher l’âme humaine. Elle a appris le dessin à Saint-Domingue en 1986, « Nulla sine Lineas », « tout d’abord, le dessin est la base de tout art, et deuxièmement, les lignes forment la base du dessin ». Elle a fréquenté l’école d’art Lorenzo Di Medici à Florence (Italie), où l’accent a été mis sur les sources historiques traditionnelles des maîtres italiens. Ensuite, avec le Musée d’art moderne à New York, elle a étudié et appris les techniques des maîtres de l'expressionnisme abstrait & au-delà. Dans notre ère actuelle de la mondialisation et de la modernisation, l’expressionnisme abstrait, grace a sa présence permanente et intemporelle, peut être l’un des genres historiques les plus reconnus. Pour terminer, elle croit fermement au bien-être de la planète et à la préservation de l’environnement.

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- Agora Gallery Exhibition, New York (US), May 2019 - White Space Gallery, Chelsea Exhibition (US), May 2019 - Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York (US), April 2019 - Roche Bobois Permanent Exhibitions, Cape Town (SA), Johannesburg (SA), Ajaccio (FR) - Lazaret Ollandini Marc Petit Museum Exhibition, Ajaccio, Corsica (FR), July 2017 - African Odyssey, City Hall, Solo Exhibition for Women Empowerment Summit (SA), June 2017 - Artscape Theatre, Solo Exhibition: Reflection, April 2017 - Contemporary Art of Excellence Award Winner Volume Cover 2017 - Art Auction Taj Hotel for the MPTBF, March 2016 - Sophie Lalonde gallery Solo exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana (BW), 2015 - Alliance Francaise, Solo Exhibition, Cape Town (SA) - Mont Nelson Hotel, Solo Exhibition, Cape Town (SA) - Spier Hotel, Solo Exhibition, Stellenbosh, Western Cape (SA) - Table Bay Hotel, Solo Exhibition, Arx Cape Town (SA) - Saxon Hotel, Solo Exhibition, Johannesburg (SA) - 15 on Orange Hotel, Bokeh Film Fashion Festival, Solo Exhibition, Cape Town and Johannesburg (SA)

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“My working definition of abstract art itself is an artistic and spiritual adventure. It focuses on reality beyond the material world.” “Art is a universal language and powerful in its simplicity making it one of the most effective tools for communication and affecting change.” “Color holds a permanent place in the series of primordial phenomena. This is why the color as element of art maybe used and can collaborate for the highest aesthetic purpose” “Art will save the world” (Dostoiewsky)

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