‘CAVE PAINTINGS’ BY REBECCA CHAPERON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Check out the new work by Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Chaperon. Chaperon’s paintings act as a means of storytelling, as landscapes meet flat geometry and emotive undercurrents. Born in England in 1978, Rebecca attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC where she studied fine arts until graduation in 2002. Her work is exhibited/collected internationally and recently shown (2014) in Vancouver,  LA and San Francisco.

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Her process often begins with the idea of place. We see paintings of dark landscapes that seem to stretch infinitely, a doomed place invented by the artist as a theatrical stage where various protagonists bravely live out mysterious vignettes. The setting becomes a representation of the internal landscape of the artist, or more specifically the small brilliant garden of creativity that exists within. On the visual journey through Chaperon’s work we are immersed in surreal versions of the world, places that waver just outside of our perception.

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Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

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T Magazine and Werner Herzog together for an interview is like intellectual overload. Herzog, as a boy, bought a book about cave paintings and had a near spiritual experience with the book. Now, Herzog just finished a film about cave paintings in France, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” As T Magazine notes, “The French government and scientific community gave him unprecedented access to the contents of the fragile 32,000-year-old Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in southern France, which he shot stunningly in 3-D. In this five-minute video, above, Herzog goes in depth about the ecstatic truth behind man’s first attempts to produce art.”

That interview is here. The trailer is below.

From The Citrus Report

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