• 12 X 12 inches
    • © 2015
    • Mixed Media (acrylic, ink, collage) on Wood Panel
    • Framed to 19.5 X 19.5 inches 
  • Storybook: Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen | Thumbelina (Danish: Tommelise) is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Traveling Companion" in the second installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children. "Thumbelina" is about a tiny girl and her adventures with appearance- and marriage-minded toads, moles, and cockchafers. She successfully avoids their intentions before falling in love with a flower-fairy prince just her size.

  • Ciou, was  born in Toulouse in 1981, she  actually works and lives in her home town , after living in Bruxelles and Paris.

    She succeeded to gain a relevant place in the world of contemporary pop art and lowbrow, at a very young age . The exhibit that gave her international visibility was in 2004 at the Flux Factory gallery  in New York City  with the group show  » Cute and Scary » with confirmed lowbrow artists. From there she went on to show in Amsterdam  at the Kochxbos gallery, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, California, Portland, Roma  , Berlin,  NYC at the Cotton Candy Machine gallery , also Seattle with her fist solo show  » Mysterious flowers »  in usa at the gallery Roq La Rue in late 2010. She’s Actually working on the fourth solo show at the Kochxbos gallery in January 2015 and several group show in USA and Europe.

    In the media, the art and life of  ciou was on  Dutch national Tv, VPRO  for the international Sarah’s Barbaren documentary. Also she made her first book in 2009  » Chat siamois » with the french editor Venusdea. « Ciou collected art  » is out now, 144 pages, first art book , edited by Kochxbos Publishers 2014

    Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers, taken from old medical books, dictionaries, and nature manuals, where she uses acrylic and ink; creating her own personal mixed media  . Her Influences are diverses :  the american vintage culture from the 30′ to the 70′ , the victorian style and the european barocco   too  , however she is focused on the japanese culture and  japanese traditional  and contemporary art .  Her style is  characterized by a line of great expressive force and a language where the power of color and deformation of shapes combine to make her stroke unmistakable . Ciou creates her  own « necro-kawai » cosmology of characters mainly centered around witch-y nature burlesque girls and their  strange animal companions.  Her new works feature florescent psychedelic colors as a foil for her obsessive black line work. Her darkly charming works are creepy in a very playful way, a little bit of sweet and a little bit of sour in a friendly and dangerous world .

  • This piece will be on exhibit through May 9, 2015 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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