Born in Crans-Montana, Switzterland, Muriel Bagnoud has always had a passion for plastic arts. She studied art at the University of New Mexico
and underwent an apprenticeship with numerous local artists in Santa Fe, the cultural crossroads of American, Mexican and Indian art. She then
isolated herself for a year in Columbia on an almost desert island, St.-Martin. The peculiar bright and glowing light in the Caribbean islands is in
each and every of her paintings. Back in Switzerland she devotes herself to painting. It's her "raison d'être".
There is one essentiel element that emerges from Muriel Bagnoud's work. It is the colour. Her palette is supremely inventive, full of brillance and
warmth. It's infused with instinct and Caribbean light. Her work is abstract or figurative. But either look at you the same way. Muriel explores the
essence of beauty through the essence of colour. In this vulnerable world where everything seems to be moving faster and faster, the only
important things that remain are beauty and our great fragility. She confronts the viewer with beauty in its simplicity. She has the sublime ability
to cajole colour to obey her vision - beauty. Often, Muriel's brush is obsessed with nude women. The translucent quality of paint she uses,
simultaneously magnify and belittle the body; without ever transforming the depicted female body into an object. At times, it's an extraordinary
abstract representation that captivates all her attention. Sublimating reality or unreality through colour is her main concern. It's a faithful
transcription of the way she sees the world, the way she feels the world. Her work is beyond aesthetic demands of today's art market. Painting is
a matter of feeling above everything else for her. Her work stands on its own as intentionally ambiguous as human nature.
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