Five questions to Tatjana Labossiere

Five questions to Tatjana Labossiere

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Tatjana Labossière was born in 1963 in Nürnberg, Germany. For over 30 years she has lived and worked in Paris, France. Art has always been part of her life, the first contacts as a child in her father's studio in the country must have awakened this passion. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Versailles, Department of Sculpture. Today her works can be found in many private collections around the world.Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motives?

Art has always been part of my life, painting and sculpture since childhood and printmaking for about 12 years. I try to translate the soul of nature, I'm in the abstract but the stones and plants are perceptible.

When you create a new work, how to you proceed?

To create my monotypes I work like the sculptor I am. First I sculpt shapes in cardboard, then I work on them by scratching and by drawing. Then I prepare my palette of colours, which is the pleasure of playing with colours to ink these shapes.

Each work is unique, these shapes are ephemeral, because fragile when they go under the etching press.  They dance on the sheet of paper to give new compositions. My work is very spontaneous, depending on what inspires me at the time; nothing is planned in advance.Where do you get your motivation?


I try to capture the soul of nature. I do not reproduce what I see, but what I feel, the energy that emanates from material, natural things, such as stones, plants, water... the breath of life.

And I translate it into colors and shapes. I try to reveal delicate transparencies that contrast with the energy of materia.Your life without art would be…

like a life in black and white, austere and colorless.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

Oh Paris is so rich in art, museums and exhibitions that it's really hard to choose. If you like contemporary architecture, the best place to visit is the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which also has some great exhibitions.Portrait: Photographe Victoire Partouche

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