Technique Mixte

Virginie Schroeder, painter

Born in France in 1976, she currently resides in Rivière-du-Loup.

Virginie Schroeder uses lines and geometric shapes to create works whose technical aspect and playful aspect complement each other. The development of his art comes from a reflection around the geometry of forms. The resulting creations seek to intrigue and lead to questions through the abstract appearance which is seen at first glance, but whose portrait becomes clearer as the observation continues. The artist wants to create a dialogue between the work and the public.

Her work begins with a realistic sketch of her subject which she then cuts out and deconstructs, before applying a textured medium to delineate the lines of the face. She then superimposes different layers of acrylic then oil, applying the colors with a syringe and reworking them with a knife. Once satisfied with this carefully created harmony, she scratches the medium to reveal the final composition. The mix of bright and fluorescent colors allows him to create contrasts that highlight the vibration of the lines and give depth to the portrait. It is by paying particular attention to the details of the face that she constructs changing paintings which fascinate with their multiple levels of reading. Virginie Schroeder knows how to combine the search for aesthetic perfection with a playful and surprising aspect in her work.

Media coverage

  • Course, November 2010-February 2011 edition, p. 84-85