Bazévian Delacapucinière is an artist based in France who paints vibrant figurative painting with vivid colours, having spent 10 years on the road and met a lot of artists and people.
She focuses mostly on portraits, because the face is a vital part of how we express ourselves. “Face is language and meaning. It is obviously the location for the expressions and emotions which gives information about the character. However, the face is also the only part of the body that is normally exposed and naked. We can't hide it in our society. Finally, it belongs to social issue.”
She unpacks the consumerist imagery that saturates society— namely impossibly perfect magazine pictures— by composing figures whose bodies disappear and faces form in an explosion of vivid colour. These faces are vessels of social standards, and their interpretation therefore becomes an invitation to challenge such norms.
She has held solo exhibitions in France, Norway, Brazil and South Korea. Paintings are collected worldwide from US to Europe and now Asia.