Photograph of Artist RACHELLE CHARLIER
RACHELLE CHARLIER
Morialmé, Namur - Belgium



Original Artworks (20)

Rachelle Charlier; Beauty Queens 1, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 30 cm.
Rachelle Charlier
Original Oil Painting, 2011
50 x 30 cm (19.7 x 11.8 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; 28th November, 2010, Original Photography Color, 32 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241    My very first shooting on the usual theme: woman of course! ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Color Photograph, 2010
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; New Look 4, 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241   Series of fashion sketches made of acrylic. Here, I began to work on clothing textures. Why using the New Look term? In reference to Christian Dior who created a new style in fashion in the 40's. This series is the beginning of a new style for ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Tribute To Almodovar 1, 2010, Original Drawing Marker, 32 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241   A series of drawings made with the help from black and coloured markers and I got inspired by the Spanish film producer Pedro Almodovar and his colours ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Marker Drawing, 2010
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Stylish 7, 2010, Original Painting Ink, 32 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241  A brand new series, brand new silhouettes and attitudes constitute my last work during the summer holiday. Going back to Chinese ink and marker, I added another texture to give more effects on my clothing: mosaic collage. A glimpse to one of my favourite countries: Spain and ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Ink Painting, 2010
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Catwalk 1, 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 41.5 x 63 cm. Artwork description: 241   My very first canvas was created by chance on a gyproc plank. I wanted to try a new method and feel at ease. I just lent a gyproc board used for the heat insulation of my house. With great surprise, I loved the work done and decided ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
41.5 x 63 cm (16.3 x 24.8 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Diva 3, 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241  The fourth series will be built by gathering my several past experiences and will make space to coloured and intense works. Focused on glamour, I'm using Chinese ink and acrylic on the same figurine. An attitude, a spot of colour in the background and a refined ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Glamorous 9, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 32 cm. Artwork description: 241  The fourth series will be built by gathering my several past experiences and will make space to coloured and intense works. Focused on glamour, I'm using Chinese ink and acrylic on the same figurine. An attitude, a spot of colour in the background and a refined ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
24 x 32 cm (9.4 x 12.6 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Vivicious 1, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 41 cm.
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Elegance 1, 2009, Original Painting Ink, 32 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241  Seeking for a lighter style but as intense as it can be, I set my heart on Chinese ink, proposing a more refined style that the previous one. I wanted simplicity in the attitude and the line for this series. Isn't black the colour of elegance? ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Ink Painting, 2009
32 x 41 cm (12.6 x 16.1 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Fashionable 2, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 47 x 52.5 cm. Artwork description: 241        This constitutes for me a turning point in my creation. Suddenly, silhouettes appear more stylish. The own attitudes and postures from the catwalks are calling me out and are inspiring to make up my new works. Here, at first, I 'm bringing highlight my characters in a ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
47 x 52.5 cm (18.5 x 20.7 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Abstract 4, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241         Second series only based on fun and release. It is mixing acrylic and sometimes transparent gel. These showed me the way to the method I was going to use for the big third series.    ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
34 x 42 cm (13.4 x 16.5 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Abstract 3, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241        Second series only based on fun and release. It is mixing acrylic and sometimes transparent gel. These showed me the way to the method I was going to use for the big third series.   ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
34 x 42 cm (13.4 x 16.5 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Abstract 2, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241       Second series only based on fun and release. It is mixing acrylic and sometimes transparent gel. These showed me the way to the method I was going to use for the big third series.  ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
34 x 42 cm (13.4 x 16.5 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Abstract 1, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241      Second series only based on fun and release. It is mixing acrylic and sometimes transparent gel. These showed me the way to the method I was going to use for the big third series. ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
34 x 42 cm (13.4 x 16.5 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Aphrodite 5, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 37.5 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241      From a pretty rough silhouette, I created my very first series of works. This one is born by chance without thinking in advance. It is composed of a heavy colour mixture. These colours have been superposed on one another and they were finally flatten and mixed with ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
37.5 x 45 cm (14.8 x 17.7 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Aphrodite 4, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 37.5 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241     From a pretty rough silhouette, I created my very first series of works. This one is born by chance without thinking in advance. It is composed of a heavy colour mixture. These colours have been superposed on one another and they were finally flatten and mixed with ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
37.5 x 45 cm (14.8 x 17.7 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Aphrodite 3, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 37.5 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241    From a pretty rough silhouette, I created my very first series of works. This one is born by chance without thinking in advance. It is composed of a heavy colour mixture. These colours have been superposed on one another and they were finally flatten and mixed with ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
37.5 x 45 cm (14.8 x 17.7 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Aphrodite 2, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 37.5 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241   From a pretty rough silhouette, I created my very first series of works. This one is born by chance without thinking in advance. It is composed of a heavy colour mixture. These colours have been superposed on one another and they were finally flatten and mixed with ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
37.5 x 45 cm (14.8 x 17.7 inches)
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Rachelle Charlier; Aphrodite 1, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 37.5 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  From a pretty rough silhouette, I created my very first series of works. This one is born by chance without thinking in advance. It is composed of a heavy colour mixture. These colours have been superposed on one another and they were finally flatten and mixed with ...
Rachelle Charlier
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
37.5 x 45 cm (14.8 x 17.7 inches)
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Artist Statement

Born on 2nd August 1979 in Rocourt near Liège in Belgium. I mostly use acrylic on paper, ink and canvas. I focus my work on Painting and fashion sketches.

Rachelle's universe

Greedy by nature, passionate with a light tendency to impulsiveness, I turn to be someone pretty funny and eccentric in spite of myself. I get used to see life with colours in general even when this one is dogging me. I'm always seeking after my true SELF and a real sense in my life. Art and culture have always been part of me, in my way of looking at the different areas I could discover during my several journeys in Europe. I'm mostly inspired by fashion, dancing and its stereotyped poses. I usually add in my works all that reflects or has reflected what I feel or felt at that particular moment. When I'm mixing all these topics to the several colours of my short existence, I'm inviting artists who inspire me the most, such as Gaudi, Mondrian, Andy Warhol or the Swing music, the Beatles or even Twiggy, to be part of the creation of a work of art in which I'll be able to find out the foolish breeze of the Vintage Girl that I am. My entire work is a mixture of elegance, surrealism in my rough sketches which characterizes my sturdy and loyal temper.

My inspirations

Dancing: I've been dancing Boogie– Woogie for 6 years now, I also love salsa which wakes the high liver that I am.

Painters and fashion designers: Gaudi, Andy Warhol, Dali, Mondrian, Lichtenstein, Gruau, Yves St-Laurent, Chanel, Fred Astaire, Gene kelly etc (All that is linked to fashion from the 20's to the 70's).

Music: Swing, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, Disco, Pop, Electro Pop, Dance with an enormous preference for the Beatles, George Michael and Serge Gainsbourg.

Cinema and soap: Absolutely Fabulous, Sex and the City, Ally Mc Beal, Musicals of the 30's till now such as An American in Paris, Singing in the rain, Swing time, Chicago, Cavaret, Moulin Rouge, Memoirs of a Geisha, Great expectations. Devil wears Prada, Tim Burton and Pedro Almodovar's fims and many others, too many to be mentioned.

Reading: Douglas Kennedy's books, Pigmalion, fashion magazines and books

Many women's beauty: Pénélope Cruz, Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Seberg,..

Artistic steps

I'm a pure self –made artist, I began to paint again after five years break. I was ill at that time in 2008 . During my home convalescence, I learned to be reconciled with texture and the pleasure of creating again. In the beginning, without great conviction, I simply stretched texture, played with its aspects and step by step, my topics appeared to me one by one:

VENUS (2008)

From a pretty rough silhouette, I created my very first series of works. This one is born by chance without thinking in advance. It is composed of a heavy colour mixture. These colours have been superposed on one another and they were finally flatten and mixed with the help from a plank, which allowed me to create this organic aspect. The last coat is of course the theme of this series: Aphrodite that is part of the composition. Alone, in pair or by three, this series was only the beginning. The Venus was my very first inspiration with reference to mythology. Venus is the Goddess of Love, Seduction and Beauty. Aphrodite was also at the origin of Beauty in all its aestheticism.

ABSTRACT (2008)

Second series only based on fun and release. It is mixing acrylic and sometimes transparent gel. These showed me the way to the method I was going to use for the big third series.

FASHIONABLE (2009 – 2010)

This constitutes for me a turning point in my creation. Suddenly, silhouettes appear more stylish. The own attitudes and postures from the catwalks are calling me out and are inspiring to make up my new works. Here, at first, I 'm bringing highlight my characters in a very simple way. Step by step, I 'm taking by my very first method and I 'm superposing textures but with much more delicacy. It is now a universe which makes place to movements created by painting sprays which surround stereotyped figurines. Acrylic, mortar and gel were my raw material to create them.

ELEGANCE (2010)

Seeking for a lighter style but as intense as it can be, I set my heart on Chinese ink, proposing a more refined style that the previous one. I wanted simplicity in the attitude and the line for this series. Isn't black the colour of elegance?

GLAMOROUS - DIVA' S (2010)

The fourth series will be built by gathering my several past experiences and will make space to coloured and intense works. Focused on glamour, I'm using Chinese ink and acrylic on the same figurine. An attitude, a spot of colour in the background and a refined character are building the work itself. It is made in a strong but light way, no letting me think. Only spontaneity creates the work here.

NEW COLLECTION (2010)

Fond of fashion in all its representations, I decided then to concentrate on clothes. With the help from markers, I began to sketch my silhouettes and to get them dressed by giving them a unique style, attitude and temper which, even without a face, can be easily guessed. Black and white are mostly used in this fifth series.

STYLISH (2010)

A brand new series, brand new silhouettes and ...   Read More

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