Artist Statement of Beatrice Bedeur

Born in 1961 in Liège (Belgium). Painter and photographer. Awarded a diploma in photography and cinematography of the ICADI (1982). Preference for the non-conventional landscapes, customized and deconstructed. Interesting and very original work mixing Cubist decomposition, impressionistic lively touch and colors, close to the fauvism and to the Orphism. We could also speak about pointillism but only for the multitude of coloured touches and ""graphs"" which Béatrice spreads on her painting. Taking inspiration from photographic clichés she realizes during her ballads in our countryside, she decomposes and stylizes then the image like an architect.

This first graphic work is then enriched by multiple coloured touches with oil paint giving to the final set, light, heat and harmony. The use of colours is fundamental for her and she likes using them in a vast ranges. The light is also essential: vital, it represents the life and the well-being which Béatrice draws from her when she paints. Her favourite themes are of course the landscapes but she also gives way to the geometrical abstraction.

Sometimes, the disintegrations disappear to let coloured touches take off, but we always recognize the touch of the artist. At present, Béatrice BEDEUR works on drapes, depiction of the materials and characters. In 2003, she realized the municipal seal of the Municipality of Comblain-au-Pont (Saint-Quirin bringing down a dragon). In Fox Dictionary of the visual artists of Belgium XIXth and XXth centuries.