Oil Painting

Juliette Nicaise

YEAR 1991
MEDIUM Oil painting

Biography —

Juliette Nicaise (1991) was born in Mons in Belgium, where she currently lives and works.

Her creation revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. She places at the centre of her work and her artistic universe the representation of the human figure in its fragility but also its strength and humanity. Juliette focuses on the expression that emerges from the faces and tries to create sensitive and spiritual works. It reminds us of our vulnerable humanity to preserve and express in all its forms.

Her paintings represent our intimacy by seeking our inner energy. It pushes us to introspection, to reflection on the human condition. She offers us her way of seeing the world. Juliette emphasizes female models because she can better understand her characters from a psychological point of view. These models are generally part of her entourage. She expresses her feelings and thoughts through them.

Juliette received in 2017 a Masters in Fine Arts of Tournai in Belgium. She has exhibited several times in Belgium since she was 22 years old. She participated in the Artlab Munich final in May 2019 at the Benjamin Eck Projects Gallery in Munich.

The Beast

Oil on wood (MDF) | 94 x 112 cm | 2019

My own flesh and blood

Oil on wood panel | 82 x 120 cm | 2018


Oil on wood panel | 45 x 76 cm | 2019


Oil on wood panel | 35 x 60 cm | 2018
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What do you see in fine art?

It's a freedom of expression. The pleasure of flourishing through painting. I especially like the moment when the painting breathes, comes alive, it’s wonderful. I‘ve always had a preference for figurative painting as it’s the one that makes me simply vibrate. I represent the human side because we are loaded with subtleties and complexities. I want to understand each individual that I paint and convey their emotions. I think we need to maintain the connection between humans, and that's my way of expressing it. For me, painting is an intimate moment with myself. I create a real relationship with the painting. I feel it’s a psychological work, a kind of self-analysis, where I can see my limits and push them to their boundaries. I live all kinds of emotions when I paint. I think that's fine art. When our art is part of our life and part of our whole being, it defines what we are and becomes our extension of ourselves. The spectator can then feel this investment, this dedication in the paintings.

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Anything else you'd like everyone to know about?

I paint on wooden panels found in warehouses, so I give them a second life. We must recycle, we must stop producing, we must recover and transform. I integrate ecology in my projects. I want to invest in our planet on my level. Supporting the planet for me is very important. The panels I use are often damaged and with their unconventional forms they become almost like sculptures. I often use their imperfections and place my painting according to that.