My quest (90 x 90 cm) – Painting by Eliora BOUSQUET

French nationality and heart, I was born in Angoulême, homeland of the Valois, in 1970 … I hope to die young … as late as possible! Professional artist living in Paris, I paint and draw since the age of seven. Creation, whatever its forms, has always been my passion. Today it has become more than that: a reason to live and a permanent leitmotiv. Strangely, it’s the poetry that gave me the passion of the colors … then the desire to express myself freely by drawing and painting: Charles Baudelaire, Théodore de Banville, Alphonse de Lamartine, Victor Hugo and more later John Keats, William Blake and other romantic poets of the second half of the 19th century. I was – and still am – fascinated by the symbolic significance of associations of words and colors in the learned use of metaphors, periphrases, oxymorons and other surrealist images. Among those who challenged me when I was a child: “to see the life in pink”, “to hope for blue tomorrows”, “to be green of rage”, “yellow laugh”, “to make gray mine”, “to leave to the blue hour “,” have gray morale like rain “, …