Claire Deniau is a French artist who lives and works in Singapore. She graduated with a MA & BA in Fine Art from Central St Martins, London, UK.
Her work is collected by private connoisseurs and prestigious institutions such as Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), FRAC Paca (France).
Painting is at the heart of Claire Deniau’s practice - a painting between language and materiality where sensitive intuition and conceptual approach balance each other out in a playful poetry. Her fascination stands from the subtle balance created between the presence of the painting’s materiality, and its unpredictable emotional effect.
She intentionally plays with the relationship between the trio painter/painting/viewer. To do so, she also encompasses installation, interaction and sculpture as well as drawing, etching, video and artist books.
With a subtle sense of humour, she aims at capturing the viewer’s attention away from the digital device in order for him/her to interact directly via the body, the senses, this with no interference. The aim is to open another kind of dialogue – the one that triggers dream, imaginary and a sense of otherness.
She creates a challenging and unsettling space, in which these potentialities are explored, in many propositions held out to free the viewer’s imagination.