Tiffany Bouelle

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Tiffany Bouelle raises issues that have been ignored for far too long: the impact of social networks on women, memory disorders, gender issues… The Franco-Japanese artist finds in simplicity, melancholy and irregularity the path to fulfillment and her understanding of beauty and truth. Painting, Japanese watercolour, sculpture, interior objects, video, performance… Tiffany has no limits of medium and sees each of them as a way to offer a new dimensionality to her geometric and colourful universe.

Tiffany Bouelle exhibited for the first time in 2018 at the Tokokonoma gallery in Paris, which was quickly followed by other solo shows and Asia Now art fair in 2019 with Tokyoïte gallery. It was during her first exhibition that the prestigious brand Moynat (LVMH) spotted her work and turned this first encounter into a superb collaboration.

Tiffany captures a memory, both personal and collective, and translates it into a deep palette of abstract shapes and colour combinations. She lets us glimpse precious memories of her childhood and travels. Places that touched her, such as Tokyo; bodies and figures whose emotions are interpreted in a single line and reflected on the beholder. But Tiffany Bouelle never imposes anything. She wishes to give everyone the freedom to appreciate her work without explanation and to interpret her forms and colours in their own way.

Tiffany also draws her inspiration from current events by questioning the states of consciousness they engender: women and their place in society, gender issues, memory problems, shocks, but also consumerism and industrialization. In 2019, the artist conducts a vast artistic and cultural project, “Rencontres”  (“Encounters”), in which she questions women’s relationship with their bodies, the why and how of the eclectic and subjective images that women have of themselves. To explore this subject in greater depth, she travels to India to meet women with a different culture and freedom, whose personal stories find a universal resonance in the artist’s work. Tiffany visually translates these women’s interiority, sensitivity and repressed thoughts into abstract drawings of their bodies and performance works.

“Rencontres” then continues in Japan, a country whose culture and savoir-faire have always greatly influenced the artist. Her artistic practice revolves around the fundamentals of wabi-sabi: the beauty of imperfect, impermanent and incomplete things, the beauty of simple and humble things.  Tiffany also finds meaning in another aspect of wabi-sabi: traditional craftsmanship. This practice embodies the cultural strength and know-how of her two countries of origin, France and Japan. This admiration, strengthened by the artist’s background as a stylist, reflects in her choice of mediums, textures and colours. All these influences and her passion for architecture and the Bauhaus lead her to connect aesthetics with the useful, and design with freedom.  Tiffany has always imagined her drawings coming out of the canvas and landing on other surfaces. Khadi fabric, mirror, plexiglass, sculpture, vase, carpet… Each surface, each texture, turns into a new field of experimentation that sparks her creativity and pushes her towards new techniques.

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“Portraits Roma” , 2019

Japanese gansaï 21 x 29 cm
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“Paris” , 2019

Acrylic on cotton canvas 100 x 120 cm
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“Day” series , 2020

Black Ink on craft paper 29,7 x 42 cm
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“Islands” , 2020

Acrylic on natural linen canvas 100 x 100 cm
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“L’amour est bleu” , 2019

Acrylic, glass fiber 100 x 100 cm
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“Les voiliers de la côte Normande” , 2019

Acrylic on natural linen canvas 80 x 80 cm
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“Rencontres” India , 2019

Japanese gansaï 29.7 x 42 cm
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“Vavilala – Rencontres” India , 2019

Acrylic on Khadi fabric of Vavilala, India 73 x 60 cm
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“Esquisses” , 2019

Chinese ink and japanese gansaï 29,7 x 42 cm
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Amour Bleu Vase , 2019

Acrylic on ceramic
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“Rencontres” India

Acrylic on Khadi fabric 110 x 146 cm
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Esquisses , 2019

Chinese ink 29.7 x 42 cm
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“Portraits Roma” , 2019

Japanese gansaï 21 x 29 cm
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“Rencontres” India , 2019

Japanese gansaï 29.7 x 42 cm
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Esquisses , 2019

Chinese ink 29.7 x 42 cm
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“Rencontres” India , 2019

Japanese gansaï 29.7 x 42 cm
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“Dyptique RENCONTRES II” Paris , 2019

Acrylic on natural linen canvas 100x100 cm
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Tapestry Como , 2019

Handmade with wool and natural dye 78 x 78 cm
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“Home alone” , 2020

Acrylic on paper 21 x 29 cm
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“Home alone” , 2020

Acrylic on paper 21 x 29 cm
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“Tokyo” , 2019

Acrylic on cotton canvas 100 x 120 cm
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Tapestry Taïyo – rising sun , 2019

Handmade with natural wool and colors 100 x 80 cm
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“Diptyque Mirror 1” , 2019

Acrylic on a mirror 60 x 90 cm
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Hajmari , 2018

Plexiglass 120 x 120 cm
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Projects

Tiffany Bouelle collaborated with Moynat on a capsule collection called “Bad Dreams”. The artist gave a makeover to the brand’s iconic Initial canvas bags with illustrations both monstrous and adorable, naif and deep.

Moose Knuckles Canada and Yard invited Tiffany Bouelle to take part in the #MKGAF custom jacket fundraiser, an initiative supporting healthcare professionals around the world in their fight against COVID-19. The artist applied her trademark shapes to create a puzzle-like, all-over print signifying all walks of humanity coming together in solidarity.

“Rencontres” is an artistic and cultural project carried out by Tiffany Bouelle in India, Japan, and France, exploring the way society and women look at their own bodies. The artist produced several series of canvases and drawings, as the final step of a journey that oscillates between performance and documentary research.

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