Charlotte’s recent paintings balance between figurative and abstract subjects. The emotional weight of shifting animal and humanistic forms are caught in motion. The intoxicating colors and swirling forms in these paintings take on spirits of their own through shifting identities Inspired by the free forms of Helen Frankenthaler’s veils of color and Paul Klee’s line that went for a walk, these paintings travel though a contemporary vision of being an artist in Brooklyn with a global viewpoint. The paintings are combinations of subconscious perceptions and cavernous compositions.
Each piece is reminiscent of an under water sea, a coral reef, a cavernous mountain, or a single cell seen through a microscope. A handful of elusive protagonists are shape shifting within the painted landscape. “Organic Romance” 2009 is the painting that was the jumping-off point for this collection of work. Similar ideas from this painting have been melded and harmonized into spiritual compositions to create “The Unveiled” series. These paintings, in particular, naturally progress into one another, creating a harmonious existence.
Charlotte Mouquin is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn, NY. Charlotte has curated exhibitions in Brooklyn at Corridor Gallery, Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, and St. Cecilia’s Art Space. Charlotte has also curated exhibitions at Culture Fix Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Manhattan. She currently manages two galleries for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a non-profit art organization dedicated to art and education for urban youth. In Rockland County, Charlotte has been a part of exhibitions at The Nyack Center, Rockland Center For the Arts, Olive’s in Nyack, and the Piermont Flywheel Gallery.
Charlotte Mouquin has a Masters of Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. She also has a Masters of Art and Teaching from Tufts University / The School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA. Charlotte achieved her BFA in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design in New York, where she also had the opportunity to study at the Pont-Aven School of Art in Pont-Aven, France. She is continually looking for new inspirations to fuel her artistic career.