Valérie du Chéné

Born in 1974

Lives and works in Coustouge (French department Aude, South West)

Represented by Galerie Jean-Paul Barrès, Toulouse

Valérie du Chéné develops her practice of painting, installation, volume and drawing around three major topics: colour, our relationship to others, and the way in which we experience space.
Her work, which she presents both on a large scale (in exhibition spaces and in the public space in the form of wall paintings or installations) and in more intimate expressions, such as drawings, gouaches or objects, embraces a variety of configurations in which language happens to be a constant yet discreet presence.
The gestures of uncovering and covering are present throughout her practice, whether from a physical point of view (covering surfaces in paint to make them visible) or a symbolic one (uncovering the truths and mechanisms of life).
She has collaborated with the historian Arlette Farge for many years, building a conversation around text and image, and for some years now with the artist Régis Pinault on several projects involving cinema, volume work and painting.