Art , Copenhagen
6th October – 18th November 2012
Carole Béatrice Perret was born in 1951 in Bern,
Switzerland. She worked as an illustrator for advertisement firms in
Paris, Lausanne and as a freelancer. She has three kids, all of whom are
now adults. Besides her passion for equitation and her horses, she shares
a strong fascination for visual art work, which has motivated her so
strongly, she now devotes her life entirely to it
Instructed by an experienced
painter, she started to learn how to work with the "Tempera"
technique on wooden boards. This almost-forgotten technique was used in
the era of Quattrocento,
before oil painting had been invented. Today, Tempera is barely used
anymore, because it requires a lot of specific knowledge and meticulous
paintings are being categorized within the family of naïve art, albeit
the fact that certain surrealist features seem to pop up quite frequently.
One does not become a painter of naïve art, one gets born naïve. It's a
state of mind, and not a style.