Watercolorists from the Old Continent
From Europe to Russia

Old photos inspire this young Russian artist. Black and white can be very expressive.

 

Liliane Goossens uses the “wet on wet” technique as she prefers, for surprising and intense results, between abstraction and landscape. She lets herself be guided by watercolor paint, water and her imagination. The watercolors are suggestive and sometimes quite moving.

 

Rather than describing the atmosphere of a landscape with words, Stéphane develops his own alphabet constructed from around twenty colours. Assembled in the palette or projected onto the paper, they compose syllables that speak for him.

 

Wishing to transcribe in her large prostrate bodies, stretched, collected or against the infinite dive of light and tones of skin tones, she has integrated watercolor to its palette of techniques: black stone, charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic. She also found in her speed of execution an urgency that suits her temperament and the excitement that animates her pencil on the sheet.

 

Atanas Matsoureff is a realistic watercolorist, but also works in stylistics and magical realism. Born in 1975 in Bansko, graduated from a high school with a profile of woodcarver, he is one of the greatest watercolor talents in the world, perhaps because he has no university education. His works are present in all modern watercolor catalogs. Winner of prestigious awards in Bulgaria and abroad, his creative biography is rich and varied.

 

A native of Grenoble, Marc Folly trained at the School of Applied Arts in Lyon. He quickly adopts watercolor and devotes himself to it, developing a style associating a figurative drawing with intense hues and finely worked values. The artist Lyonnais exposes today in many countries, including China, Taiwan and the United States (2017).