Raphaele de BROISSIA
Born in Paris in 1985, Raphaële de Broissia studied both Textile Design at Françoise Conte school and Fine Arts at “École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts” in Paris. Everyday materials, accumulation and metamorphosis are the key elements that influence her work. She uses nails, balloons, newspapers, masking tape, orange peel, books etc. boldly brought to a new poetic meaning.
She relocated in HK in September 2016. Her first collective exhibition, the French HK life, took place in June 2017, supported by Le French May Arts Festival. Since then, she worked on several projects, including scenography work for Hermès and an installation in a tramway coach, made of multicolored photographs negatives. She presented a retrospective of this work in Studio 52 in Chai Wan in January 2019, with support from Pure Art Foundation. In December 2017, she was invited to contribute to artist Anne Leigniel’s collective artwork on the walls of Charbon Art Space.
Since she arrived in Hong Kong, Raphaële de Broissia has been perfecting a technique she introduced in 2012, based on latex balloons and masking tape. She showcased a first series of artworks using this material in November 2017 in the Visual Arts Center in Hong Kong. She has pursued her research thanks to an artist residency at Charbon Art Space in Hong Kong.
In December 2018 she was invited by artist Frédérique Decombe to be part of a performance, funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, where she realized a live making journey revealing the process behind some of the artworks she presented in Hong Kong. Since October 2018, Raphaële de Broissia has been working in the Hart Haus studio in Kennedy Town, where she exhibited along with fellow artists from December 12th to December 18th.
Hkidea, Hong Kong 2019, Edition N°1, Total 8 Editions (N°2 to N°8 on order), sublimation printing rolls and epoxy, light box, 32 x 62 cm - 12.500 HKD