Inside the Studio: Anne Gracia (France)

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studioAnne Gracia

Favorite material to work with?
I began working with pastels, then migrated to acrylics. Also, acrylic-based glazes dry faster.

What themes do you pursue?
I suppose people in the know would call it “an interior monologue.” Yet, I am quite alive to the world around me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnne in her studio.

How many years as an artist?
10 years, more or less.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
When to hold back my brush. To leave things out. They say you moor a boat by both rowing and not rowing – or something of the sort.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPreparing to paint.

Where is your studio?
I own a studio/gallery located in the old district of Arles, South of France.

Art school or self-taught?
Self-taught.

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
Either will do.

Gordes exhibition 9-2013Anne’s works on exhibition.

What’s around the corner from your place? 
Hedi’s tea shop.

Where can we find you outside the studio?
At Hedi’s drinking mint tea, trying to catch my breath.

ANNE GRACIA

“Spleen” ($2,900)

If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?
Have a go at producing movies.

Day job?
In another life I had a go at producing movies. I try hard to get over it.

ANNE GRACIA

“Dark Room II” ($2,900)

Favorite contemporary artist?
Francis Bacon.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Any work by Francis Bacon – preferably in an empty room.

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“Grey Room XX”  by Anne Gracia

Who are your favorite writers?
Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows.

Is painting dead?
I have no idea.

Palette knifes?
Those brushes that leave an acceptable mark on the canvas, including fingers, and budget brushes.

ANNE GRACIA

“Transvers”($2,900)

 

52 Comments

  1. Hallo anne, I am very impressed by your work and would like to meet you in the near future. I live in Germany near Darmstadt. I started very late with painting at the age of 62. This year I will become 77.
    Best personal regard Kurt my mail-adress: info@kurt-hoeffner.de

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  2. j’ai découvert votre travail dans la collection PEINTRES FRANCAIS où je figurais également et cela a été un grand coup de coeur ; je suis heureuse de cet interview qui permet de mieux vous connaître.

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  3. Galerie 22 says:

    Félicitations…. Amicalement

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  4. anca thomas says:

    félicitations, vraiment supérbe ,
    quelle belle maitrise des couleurs!
    je suis impréssionée surtout par ces sensibles transparences..

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  5. Frederic says:

    One of the very few great painters on Saatchi Art…
    Outstanding work Anne! Bravo

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  6. Benhamou max says:

    Joli! Beautiful! .J’entre volontiers”inside the studio”". I enter gladly inside the studio. C’est propre, tout est bien range! It’s clean, all is well ordered.. Je m’installe confortablement. I make me confortable in an armchair. Je contemple les toiles. I gaze at the paintings. Et il ne me reste plus qu’a choisis celle(s) que je vais acheter.now, I’m going to choose the one ( those) that I’ll buy. Les prix sont un peu chers mais encore abordables. Prices are not cheap but still reasonable..Tout est simple., la vie est belle, Pourvu que ca dure! All is as easy as pie, life is beautiful, hope it can last long.Max Benhamou

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  7. Nelly.Olaf says:

    tres chere ANNE GRACIA
    j’aime beaucoup votre travail, cette lumière qui surgit de l’obscurité, les couleurs et la transparence, donnent une atmosphère etrange et une force qui sort du cadre et illumine le tableau
    continuez dans ce sens, ma chère ANNE GRACIA et Bravo !!!

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  8. Dana & Stéphane says:

    We are huge fans of your painting!

    It is breathtaking and deep with emotion and the colors are so beautiful…

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  9. Vika Gankina says:

    Very inspiring your experience!

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  10. DE MONCHY Roland says:

    Bravo Anne ! Saturne rejoint Jupiter par quaterne aspect. Le cosmique de cette dimention provoque en moi un orgasme extatique. On se rejoint bientôt !

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    • Anne Gracia says:

      Cher Roland,
      Je suis bien contente d’exposer prochainement dans ta nouvelle galerie, et de te lire – ta folie nous fait du bien.

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  11. Paul Vauthey says:

    Bravo Anne,
    J’aime tout particulièrement le mystère qui se dégage de Grey room 2
    Amitiés.

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  12. Vignes says:

    …la vue d’un seul coquelicot hissant au bout de son cordage et faisant cingler au vent sa flamme rouge, au-dessus de sa bouée graisseuse et noire… (Proust, Du côté de chez Swann).

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  13. florence rivas says:

    c’est superbe, comme d’habitude !
    j’adore ta peinture debut tes premiers tableaux
    je suis fan
    bizzzzzzz
    florence

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  14. niki hare says:

    Beautiful work Anne, congratulations!!

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  15. Mick says:

    Your work is breathtakingly beautiful. Must see this in real life one day.

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  16. ANNE GARCIA I LOVED YOUR ART. THE WAY YOU USE THE COLORS, THE COMPOSITIONS AND THE SILENCE WE CAN HEAR FROM THE WORKS, IS RELAXING.

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  17. Bonnie Laird says:

    I love your work and how much they evoke emotion. Thank you for sharing!
    Bonnie

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  18. Anne grace Thank you for the interview and allowing us a glimpse into your studio.
    Love the work and enjoyed reading your insight and the fact that your are self-taught.
    Congratulations!

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  19. Very nice work Ann! I enjoyed seeing them. It is interesting to note that my favorite artist is also Francis Bacon- although my work has nothing to do with his… and also Tanizaki;s book on shadows, excellent! All the best!

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  20. Jim Harris says:

    I like “Spleen” the best.

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  21. Dan Adams says:

    Great work! If your painting then painting is definitely not dead.

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  22. Ann you are evidence if evidence were ever needed that painting was never dead.
    Your work is luscious, I can not only see it I feel I can also taste your painting. You are an inspiration and I know Mr Bacon would have been proud to have shown with you.

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  23. Laurent says:

    a celebrity , even if only local, is always good to be taken
    painting is always a matter of sharing …

    I wish you the best in this arena.

    Sincerely.

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  24. majid yousefi says:

    hello anne
    thank you.
    your work is Masterpiece.
    best regards

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  25. Congratulations for Introduction your works!Your best.

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  26. Radu Focsa says:

    Bravo, Bravo, bravissimo,

    Îmi place foarte mult, iar pozele sunt foarte bine prinse.
    Ansamblul da o ideie foarte avantajoasa despre lucrul tau.

    Sper ca esti bine si ca o sa putem sa ne vedem curând.

    Amicalement

    Radu

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