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Céline Kadara


Parisian, Céline Kadara moved to Vincennes where she founded the DADA gallery in September 2018.

A place of creation and exhibition for the artist, it is in this new space that his work has turned to illustration after several years of exploring hyper-realistic portraits.

She then began a poetic work around the plant. Sometimes graphic, sometimes organic, but often in search of a surrealist detail or a humorous wink.

As in fashion, her first profession, Celine approaches her work as a painter by collection, series, in line with the trends of the season in terms of colours and graphics.

Q. Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist…

A. I am a stylist, I have worked for a long time in fashion. After dressing the bodies for many years, I started learning oil painting on my own in my room with a book! I was working on canvases of almost 2 meters long with hyper-realistic portraits in an obsessive way. I nourished my artistic passion in parallel with my profession as a stylist for many years. Until the day I settled in a workshop with a small window on the street which pushed me to show my work!


Q. Describe your work in three words…

A. Colorful, Graphic and Spiritual.


Q. What does your creative process look like?

A. It is both an instinctive and mental process, I will mature an idea in my head as a backdrop without really thinking about it for a long time. And then one day, I'm going to make a mini series of sketches. I like to build my work by series with a common thread, a little story that I decline in a rather coherent way in terms of pattern and color.


Q. Where do you draw inspiration from?

A. Essentially what I experience, what I feel. My last series "WOMEN" for example perfectly illustrates a passage in my life where I discovered and practiced meditation. It is during this practice that these women became incarnate and that they came to life on paper. I also love collaborations, for example, I just finished a series of portraits that I worked with a Gallery whose owner is passionate about ART DECO and POP colors. So my series is a mix of our 2 universes: feminine, strong and colorful. It is very stimulating and enriching for me these exchanges around a creative idea.

Q. What messages or emotions do you hope to convey to your audience?

A. I have a great sensitivity and in my quest for harmony, I try to translate a form of kindness, joy and spirituality into my creations. I am very happy when people tell me that my work give them peace or awakening.


Q. What makes you laugh no matter what?

A. The private jokes a bit lame, self-mockery.


Q. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

A. I would dream that my art would make me travel around the world!

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