Artist Statement


A pure coincidence this first encounter with a cardboard - most banal, initially intended to travel and transport goods, but certainly not to meet and adorn the most brilliant colours. To achieve this goal, the French visual artist Gaelle Pech de Laclause proceeds by a multitude of incisions, welts, cuts, lacerations, injections, immersions in white water, deformation, decomposition, recomposition, interpenetration of materials, pigments and other dyes. 


Gaëlle builds bridges between dreams and realities. Subjective and psychic, her works reflect the spirit of inner worlds, their exegesis stimulates the imagination. 


As an analogy between emotion and image, the universe of the artist cannot be reduced to a mere representation, it is like a mystery to be deciphered: signs, language, visions, colors and shapes complete and share the same artistic intuition. Whether for beauty, feeling, meaning... whatever the reason, the viewer can not remain insensitive to the painting of Gaëlle Pech de Laclause, because in her vision, she is a magician. (Philippe Lemoine - 2016)



Since early childhood painting has been fascinating me: watercolor, pencil, chalks are for me like notes of light and I started painting at a young age. After many years of classical training and copying masters of the Louvre Museum, I developed into a more personal and experimental 
painting style. I like to work massively on each creation and I have been experiencing with cardboard as a material for five years.
I deform and scrape the cardboard, painting with pure pigments or gouache, then I tear the material, lacerate it and sometimes sew it.
This is how I unveil my pictorial universe. Abstract, raw and structured landscapes with a strong rhythm carried along with strong music or violin chords, piano and organ plays. I have been exhibiting for 5 years in different Parisian galleries, mainly in the marsh district, but I have been also
part of exhibitions in the south of France.


Gouache on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm 

"Ciel bleu sur Paris"

Mixed media on wood, 58 x 75 cm (framed: 65 x 82 cm)


Mixed media on cardboard, 49,5 x 29,5 x 1 cm 

With frame: 56,5 x 36,5 x 3,5 cm

"Planisphere 2"

Gouache on cardboard, 30 x 30 cm


Gouache on cardboard, 50 x 50 cm 

"La Passion"

Gouache on cardboard, 70 x 100 cm 

"Planisphere II"

Gouache on cardboard, 80 x 106 cm