“Serie bleu” (Blue Series). 2018.
Oil on canvas. 63”x 79”
A young international visual artist from France. Born in 1985, Flore Sigrist started to paint
spontaneously without either a model or a teacher. Her artistic talent was brought forward by
her sensory hypersensitivity, which gave her a particular understanding of colors and their
Her first exhibition in 1989 revealed a striking vigor of lines and colors and the unexpected
authority in herself, a child, who, unaware of modern art, embraced painting without hesitation
or a need to reproduce past models.
In many ways Sigrist’s original, almost indigenous painting style puts her in line with the abstract
expressionists, who turned to new, experimental, and abstract painting in search for the same
artistic values. In particular, the Lyrical Abstraction movement, which emerged in the
1960s–1970s and is characterized by intuitive and loose paint handling, spontaneous
expression, illusionist space and occasional imagery.
Bright, colorful, even abstract, these true works of art illustrate her need for personal
expression. This is a harrowing and dramatic art, where the reds and the blues, the greys and
the yellows resonate in an abstract and expressionist inspiration.
Such is unique art of Flore Sigrist.