Katia Bourdarel

Katia Bourdarel’s seemingly mystical multimedia works transport one into a fictional world of fairy tales. They are skilfully drawn and painted imaginary worlds whose subtly arranged motifs suggest “prettiness”; but in fact the spectators are spirited away into a world where good and evil rub shoulders—a world believed to be long lost but actually very present. Her pictures tell a mysterious story, of loveliness and fear, affection and abandonment, where one constantly oscillates between the apparent poles of good and evil so that everything remains unresolved. Katia Bourdarel is extremely good at interweaving strands of narrative that offer us no closure but several possibilities for further imaginative investigations. Her watercolours invite the spectators to delve into a new dimension. They are picture stories—fairy tales without beginning or end.

«Anima#1», 2015. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 29 cm
«Anima#1», 2015. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 29 cm
«Anima#2», 2015. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 29 cm
«Anima#2», 2015. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 29 cm
«Cabane, Katrina», 2005. Oel auf Leinwand, 146 x 114 cm
«Cabane, Katrina», 2005. Oel auf Leinwand, 146 x 114 cm
«De l'autre cote#8», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«De l'autre cote#8», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«De l'autre cote#1», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 15 x 19 cm
«De l'autre cote#1», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 15 x 19 cm
«De l'autre cote#2», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 15 x 19 cm
«De l'autre cote#2», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 15 x 19 cm
«De l'autre cote#4», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 15 x 19 cm
«De l'autre cote#4», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 15 x 19 cm
«De l'autre cote#3», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«De l'autre cote#3», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Fleuriade#2» 2013. Ink and watercolor, 34 x 27 cm
«Fleuriade#2» 2013. Ink and watercolor, 34 x 27 cm
«La promesse de l'horizon», 2014. Oel auf Leinwand, 50 x 65 cm
«La promesse de l'horizon», 2014. Oel auf Leinwand, 50 x 65 cm
«La promesse de l'horizon#2», 2014. Oel auf Leinwand, 50 x 65 cm
«La promesse de l'horizon#2», 2014. Oel auf Leinwand, 50 x 65 cm
«Les eaux dormantes#1», 2012. Oel auf Leinwand, 97 x 130 cm
«Les eaux dormantes#1», 2012. Oel auf Leinwand, 97 x 130 cm
«Les eaux dormantes#4», 2012. Oel auf Leinwand, 260 x 65 cm
«Les eaux dormantes#4», 2012. Oel auf Leinwand, 260 x 65 cm
«Les larmes lourdes», 2012. Verbranntes Holz, Baumwollfaden, schwarzer Spiegel, Masse variabel.
«Les larmes lourdes», 2012. Verbranntes Holz, Baumwollfaden, schwarzer Spiegel, Masse variabel.
«Le baiser du papillon 7», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«Le baiser du papillon 7», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«Le baiser du papillon 6», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Le baiser du papillon 6», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Le baiser du papillon 8», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«Le baiser du papillon 8», 2008. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«Le miroir du ciel#2», 2012. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«Le miroir du ciel#2», 2012. Ink and watercolor, 30 x 21 cm
«Le miroir du ciel#6», 2013. Ink and watercolor, 21 x 21 cm
«Le miroir du ciel#6», 2013. Ink and watercolor, 21 x 21 cm
«Je suis une Louve, Mouton», 2012. Installation, technique mixte
«Je suis une Louve, Mouton», 2012. Installation, technique mixte
«Je suis une Louve, Lapin», 2012. Installation, technique mixte
«Je suis une Louve, Lapin», 2012. Installation, technique mixte
«l'ultime naissance#2», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 21 x 16 cm
«l'ultime naissance#2», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 21 x 16 cm
«L'ultime naissance#9», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 16 x 21 cm
«L'ultime naissance#9», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 16 x 21 cm
«L'ultime naissance#10», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«L'ultime naissance#10», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Memento mori, Lion», 2011. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Memento mori, Lion», 2011. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Memento mori, Lapin», 2011. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Memento mori, Lapin», 2011. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Memento mori, Ours», 2001. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Memento mori, Ours», 2001. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Petit frere#4», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Petit frere#4», 2009. Ink and watercolor, 42 x 30 cm
«Psyche et Eros#1», 2012. Oel auf Leinwand, 195 x 130 cm
«Psyche et Eros#1», 2012. Oel auf Leinwand, 195 x 130 cm
«Sans fleurs ni couronnes#2» 2015. Oel auf Leinwand, 100 x 65 cm
«Sans fleurs ni couronnes#2» 2015. Oel auf Leinwand, 100 x 65 cm