Laurence Cammas is a French eclectic painter, inspired by two opposing universes. Two worlds that she merges together to recreate her own phantasmagorical fantasy, where the happiness and fears of humans beings confront deep hopes, pride and nobility of soul.
From her almost three-decade long experience of living in Asia, in the Chinese world, as in Japan, Laurence has developed a strong attraction to bright and vivid colors, enlightened by the tropical atmosphere; the stimulating bitterness of green tea; the simple daily life depicted in the Ukiyoe (Japanese wood-block prints) as well as the fulfillment vision of a Buddha image.
But Laurence’s work also profoundly reflects her European and especially latin heritage. Symbolism drawn from Italian Renaissance religious painting, allegorical scenes, the fascination of a portrait or sensitivity of a character. Laurence shares with the viewer her own vision of life, guided by the exuberance of the baroque world of Fellini as well as the flamboyance of the colors used by Christian Lacroix, that offers a journey through our emotions...
Laurence Cammas holds a post graduate Masters in Business Administration and Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris. She studied gemology at the Institut Français de Gemmologie in Paris, as well as gold engraving at BJO rue du Louvre in Paris. She started painting in 2005.
Self taught French artist .
I started painting in 2005,, while based in Asia.. I attended eclectic art classes in the Far East and in the UK , ranging from portraiture or still life to traditional technique such as sumi - e (JJapanese ink)) or gold leave..
Just to name a few , I regularly receive advices from a claimed French artist Jean - Michel Alberola,, but also took classes with British artists such as Robin - Lee Hall or Anastasia Pollard..
December 2017 : Winter Exhibition - Menier Gallery - London - UK
October /NNovember 2017 : Evocativo Exhibition - Art Gallery 37 - Turin - Italy
October 2017 : Parallax Art Fair – London - UK
July 2017 : Threads Exhibition - The Dundas Gallery - Edinburgh - Scotland
March 20 17 : Threads Exhibition - Espacio Gallery - London - UK
Febr uary 2017 : JAALA Biennale - Tokyo Metropolitan Museum - Tokyo – Japan
Febr uary 2017 : Seeing Red Exhibition - Espacio Gallery - London - UK
November 2016 : Human Nature Exhibition – Espacio Gallery – UK
April 2016 : Portrait Exhibition - Brick Lane Gallery - London - UK
July 2010 : JAALA Biennale - Kawasaki Modern Art Museum - Kawasaki - Japan
September 2009 : Nikaten Exhibition - Tokyo National Art Center - Tokyo – Japan
April 2006 : Faces of Asia Exhibition – Volvo Art Loft Gallery - Singapore
Member of the following organizations:
Make Space Studio, joined 2016
Espacio Gallery, joined 2016
The artists Pool, joined 2017
What don't we know about you?
I'm a jewellery designer, gemologist and specialist in engraving gold
Jin Ming Pei (Chinese novel of the Ming Dynasty of the 16th century)
"Errare Umanum Est" from Seneque
What couldn't you live without?
How do you keep balance in life?