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Artist Name

c.a. walac

Born: 1989

Hometown: Le Cannet

Based in: Glasgow, United Kingdom

While chasing abstract domesticity and industrial surrealism, Walac focuses on deploying theatricality in spaces through materials and shapes. Her work spans sculpture, drawings, furniture, installations, and poetry. She is interested in the living relationship between the body, architecture, and objects/furniture. Both organic and geometric, her works convene playful darkness and engage shadows in layers of existentialism.

c.a. walac. received an MFA from ENSAPC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris Cergy) in 2015 where she studied Sculpture and Installation and a Research MFA from University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in 2014 where she explored the concepts of space and place in contemporary art.

 



c.a. walac In The Studio

I look for abstraction in domesticity and domesticity in abstraction.

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More About c.a. walac

Question IconWhat inspires you?

The living relationship between body, architecture, and furniture.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

It always starts with pen and paper, as studies for shaping and spacing. It feels both archaeological - digging in underlying ideas, and fleeting and urgent at the same time, as a glimpse that could disappear forever. Only from there it can become things. This is where the negotiation between drawing, abstract body expression and furniture begins.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Playful domestic abstraction

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Louise Nevelson, Frank Stella, Faye Toogood, Garouste & Bonetti, Franz West, Gaetano Pesce, Anthony Caro, Betty Woodman

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Stay true to yourself

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

In am retreating in interiorised visual experiences and daydreaming.


Credentials

Education

ENSAPC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris Cercy)

France, 2015

Sorbonne University

France, 2014

Awards

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award (VACMA)

2020

Exhibitions

Room-temperature Bodies

United Kingdom, 2020

Social Alchemy

United Kingdom, 2019

Raw

United Kingdom, 2019

Design Exhibition Scotland

United Kingdom, 2019