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Monique ORSINI


Monique Orsini was born in Quecitello (Corsica) in 1937.

Her father committed his free time to painting, most notably spending his time reproducing works by famous artists. Since her tender childhood, naturally attracted to the visual arts, encouraged by a paternal intrigue every time. As a student, she was part of a number of artistic experiences, and this kept her in permanent contact with art in general, particularly with galleries and museums.

Little by little, this environment became indispensable to her. Backed by her self declared status, Monique Orsini later taught many artistic disciplines and this lead to numerous workshops for children. The artist gained a lot from these teacher-student experiences, immersing her students in the syntax of her own creative vocabulary. The circumstances of her life as an artist allowed her meet and rub shoulders with artists such as Karel Appel, Kijno, Chu The-Chn, Olivier Debré, Bram Van Velde, Hertung ou Pierre Soulages and Pierre Gastaud. Bent Lindstrom has a particular place, as a Swedish artist with whom she will exhibit many times in Sweden, a supporting force, and will push her to show her work.

For both canvas and paper, Monique Orsini most often works on a series, making it her principle task to paint in order to help us to live, proposing to communicate the same source of transcendent emotions. Her works is the informal world. Beyond group exhibitions in which the artist has taken part, and numerous solo exhibitions in France and abroad – notably in Sweden, the Far East, Japn and Istanbul (Turquie) – have marked, over time, the artistique journey of Monique Orsini. The artist currently lives and works near Paris.

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