Who Is Catherine Timotei?

Known for her expanding dimension and exuberant colourful paintings, French Corsican artist Catherine Timotei’s work is drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th- Century abstract Expressionism movement.

Catherine Timotei’s art work features key aesthetics used by many of the sought after artists in today’s international market. She is drawing inspiration from various array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th Century Abstract Expressionism movement. Her art work strives for un untutored style through a celebration of color, form , contrast and scale.

It was at MoMA New York with the heroes of abstract expressionism, which triggered her change over from the European modernism to abstract expressionism. Her radical shift in artistic direction rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature. From here the visual theories become the focus of her artwork.

Catherine is the founder of the Leonardo da Vinci Art Gallery, Cape Town.

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Photograph by: Krisjan Rossow

ABOUT CATHERINE

Catherine Timotei’s art work features key aesthetics used by many of the sought after artists in today’s international market. She is drawing inspiration from various array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th Century Abstract Expressionism movement. Her art work strives for un untutored style through a celebration of color, form , contrast and scale.
It was at MoMA New York with the heroes of abstract expressionism, which triggered her change over from the European modernism to abstract expressionism. Her radical shift in artistic direction rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature. From here the visual theories become the focus of her artwork.
Timotei studied art in Florence and New York and hold several solo exhibitions in Botswana, South Africa, New York and Monte Carlo.
Catherine Timoteiis the founder of the Leonardo Da Vinci gallery in Cape Town.

Known for her expanding dimension  and exuberant colourful paintings, French Corsican artist Catherine Timotei’s work is drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th- Century abstract Expressionism movement.

Her theory of pure colour echoes the powerful impressions left by Hans Hoffmann ” making a painting is almost a physical struggle”, and reflects the artist constant search to give volume presence; between reality and immateriality, between two-dimensional extension and three- dimensional depth.

With the moral impulse of the American expressionist heroes strongly entangled, she bridges the link between European and American expressionism to develop her own expressive potential. Her artwork is full of allusions and associations that are not easily deciphered, leaving room for it to take on a diaphanous form.

Timotei’s work features key aesthetics used by many of the most sought-after artists in today’s international market. Her understanding of abstract art has  culminated through her travels throughout the world.  This has pushed her art to reflect the juxtaposition between her rebellious nature and the need to be guided by honour, structure and ethics.

Photograph by: Krisjan Rossow

ABOUT CATHERINE

Catherine Timotei’s art work features key aesthetics used by many of the sought after artists in today’s international market. She is drawing inspiration from various array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th Century Abstract Expressionism movement. Her art work strives for un untutored style through a celebration of color, form , contrast and scale.
It was at MoMA New York with the heroes of abstract expressionism, which triggered her change over from the European modernism to abstract expressionism. Her radical shift in artistic direction rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature. From here the visual theories become the focus of her artwork.
Timotei studied art in Florence and New York and hold several solo exhibitions in Botswana, South Africa, New York and Monte Carlo.
Catherine Timoteiis the founder of the Leonardo Da Vinci gallery in Cape Town.

Known for her expanding dimension  and exuberant colourful paintings, French Corsican artist Catherine Timotei’s work is drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th- Century abstract Expressionism movement.

Her theory of pure colour echoes the powerful impressions left by Hans Hoffmann ” making a painting is almost a physical struggle”, and reflects the artist constant search to give volume presence; between reality and immateriality, between two-dimensional extension and three- dimensional depth.

With the moral impulse of the American expressionist heroes strongly entangled, she bridges the link between European and American expressionism to develop her own expressive potential. Her artwork is full of allusions and associations that are not easily deciphered, leaving room for it to take on a diaphanous form.

Timotei’s work features key aesthetics used by many of the most sought-after artists in today’s international market. Her understanding of abstract art has  culminated through her travels throughout the world.  This has pushed her art to reflect the juxtaposition between her rebellious nature and the need to be guided by honour, structure and ethics.

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Abstract Expressionism re-defines the purpose of art from social consciousness to human consciousness, stressing the Universal instead of the particular. Abstract Expressionism, marks the transition from lack of subject matter to abstract content. The intellectual capital of the European masters brought to the canvas of the twenty-first century. Certain so-called Abstraction is not Abstraction at all. It is the realism of our time.

Art is being interactive, with social bounding, and constitutes a collective narrative in our own virtual reality. Interactivity is a key element in today’s contemporary art. It has changed our perception of art and it challenges the role of the artist. With the rise and fall of emerging economies, Abstract Art expresses the hope and despair felt by many individuals.
There is a deep interactivity with the Medium as the medium produces meaning.

“Formal theories reveal a visual dimension underlying better-known picture theories.Patterns of elements such as lines, shapes, and spaces, along with their properties,generate emotional responses and follow visual styles in society. The elements combine into systems that create perspectives on the world. Formal awareness may generate an understanding of visual philosophies and their inherent values and consequences.
From film and literary aesthetics, narrative theory offers analytical structures that reproduce realism through supposed objectivity, rationality, and autonomy in dialogue with conventions and genres. Critical, cultural, and poststructural theories assert the inauthenticity of pictures, social construction  of representation, and instability of meaning. Visual aesthetics, analysis, criticism, and ethics have entered flux in digital times.” Kevin G Barnhurst”, University Illinois, Chicago.

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Abstract Expressionism re-defines the purpose of art from social consciousness to human consciousness, stressing the Universal instead of the particular. Abstract Expressionism, marks the transition from lack of subject matter to abstract content. The intellectual capital of the European masters brought to the canvas of the twenty-first century. Certain so-called Abstraction is not Abstraction at all. It is the realism of our time.

Art is being interactive, with social bounding, and constitutes a collective narrative in our own virtual reality. Interactivity is a key element in today’s contemporary art. It has changed our perception of art and it challenges the role of the artist. With the rise and fall of emerging economies, Abstract Art expresses the hope and despair felt by many individuals.
There is a deep interactivity with the Medium as the medium produces meaning.

“Formal theories reveal a visual dimension underlying better-known picture theories.Patterns of elements such as lines, shapes, and spaces, along with their properties,generate emotional responses and follow visual styles in society. The elements combine into systems that create perspectives on the world. Formal awareness may generate an understanding of visual philosophies and their inherent values and consequences.
From film and literary aesthetics, narrative theory offers analytical structures that reproduce realism through supposed objectivity, rationality, and autonomy in dialogue with conventions and genres. Critical, cultural, and poststructural theories assert the inauthenticity of pictures, social construction  of representation, and instability of meaning. Visual aesthetics, analysis, criticism, and ethics have entered flux in digital times.” Kevin G Barnhurst”, University Illinois, Chicago.

WHY CATHERINE TIMOTEI PAINTS ABSTRACT?

Timotei’s philosophy is transcendentalism, which focuses on reality beyond the material world. This could be considered a definition of abstract art itself.

“In the increasingly technological environment of the 21st century, we see a revival in the popularity of abstract art and abstract expressionism, with a particularly profound influence on painting and sculpture. Abstract expressionism is often considered for its advancement in painting, creating a form of narrative, which includes the viewer,” says Timotei.

Her artwork strives for an untutored style through a celebration of colour, form, contrast and scale; based upon the principle of touching the human soul; a profound expression of self; and society

WHY CATHERINE TIMOTEI PAINTS ABSTRACT?

Timotei’s philosophy is transcendentalism, which focuses on reality beyond the material world. This could be considered a definition of abstract art itself.

“In the increasingly technological environment of the 21st century, we see a revival in the popularity of abstract art and abstract expressionism, with a particularly profound influence on painting and sculpture. Abstract expressionism is often considered for its advancement in painting, creating a form of narrative, which includes the viewer,” says Timotei.

Her artwork strives for an untutored style through a celebration of colour, form, contrast and scale; based upon the principle of touching the human soul; a profound expression of self; and society

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