Céline Lachkar

Céline Lachkar is a French visual artist living and working in Mulhouse.

Céline Lachkar was born in 1977, in Nice, France. Paris national art school and Angoulême higher visual arts school diplomas holder, she leaves and works now in Mulhouse. Her training is multiple: painting, ceramics, engraving, photo, video, sound, bronze casting, stained-glass, stone cutting, illumination, textile printing, embroidery, etc., but above all drawing, which stays in her heart and set a constructive basis for her work. Her multiform work unfolds like an echo chamber. A multiple facets tale in which I operate as a miniaturist by fineness, sharp attention, interest for symbol and multiple reading levels. In different angles, playing with fragment and filigree, she tells two visions that form her perception of the world: the one, superficial and partitioned, which is characteristic of the modern world, and another – one of the researcher or creator which can find depth and cohesiveness. This first gaze, mechanised and arid, powered by quantity, speed and spectacular reflections, stops at the surface of the world. Like a poorly irrigated land, it dries and breaks. This state of advanced mineralogy calls for irrigation and restoring depth. In this re-enchantment quest, she tries to create images that prepare and quench us. She searches for singing surfaces. In order to link the fragments and find resonances, we can listen to that still vibrates, shines in the dark – our inner treasures. This attention presents in care and precision that allows to de-compact and to dig into the surface.

SOLO SHOWS
2017 – Bring back treasures (peintures et dessins) – Johanssen Gallery – Direktorenhaus, Berlin

RECENT GROUP SHOWS
2016 -17 – Tour d’horizons (installation de dessins) – Musée du Papier Peint, Rixheim
2016 – Papier 3.0 (installation de dessins) – Centre d’art contemporain Le Séchoir, Mulhouse
– Partner städtische Kunst, dans le cadre de Look for open gallery par la Galerie
Borssenanger (peintures, dessins) – Hotel an der Oper, Chemnitz
2015 – 1+1 (photographies) – Centre d’art contemporain Le Séchoir, Mulhouse
2013 – Pivot (dessins, peintures, maquettes) – Tribunal de Grande Instance de Mulhouse
2011 – Translithes (peintures, maquettes, video et cocommisariat) – 6b, Paris Saint-Denis
– La Caverne (sculpture) – Kaléïdoscope, regard ouvert sur la ville, Théâtre de la Sinne, Mulhouse
2010 – Home (dessins, objet) – galerie Aba Art, Palma de Majorque, Baléares, Espagne
– La Caravane de l’Âne errant (dessins et son) – de Saoû à Die, Drôme
2009 – Projets#2 (maquettes) par la Mobylette -Librairie N’a qu’un œil, Bordeaux
– Projets (dessins) par La Mobylette et le Kiosque Images – Kiosque Images, Paris
– Un-/Gekerbtes (video) -Lothringer13, Munich
2008 – Wettkampf, Sieg und Niederlage, Prix d ’Art de la fondation Bernd-Rosenheim – Rosenheim
Museum, Offenbach
– Connivence(s), (dessins, objet) – Espace d’Art Contemporain Eugène Beaudoin, Antony
– Il y a 40 ans, Mai 68 (affiche) – Quinzaine culturelle, Antony
– Fifteen (dessins) – Collectif Naï, Chateaulin, Finistère