Pleased to meet you #2, 2016
Text by Clément Dirié and conversation between Amélie Bertrand and Violaine Boutet de Montvel
"To present the artist as a rock star.". This statement of intent perfectly captures the ambition of this deluxe fanzine and Amélie Bertrand constitutes the ideal subject as both her painting and nature exercise an incredible magnetic attraction over the fan. This encounter uncovers a life dedicated to painting and a complexe oeuvre, meticulously created, employing "masking-tape-ography" and the fastidious use of color gradients, counterbalanced-rhythmically - by a formidable sense of composition. As the missing link between Giotto and West Coast painting, Amélie Bertrand brings together the great tradition of painting and synthetic psychedelia.
"Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name: Amélie Bertrand."