Born in France
Lives in Vancouver, BC
At the core of Sandrine Pelissier’s work is an exploration of the tension between opposite concepts, like the symmetry of geometric patterns and the asymmetry of organic designs, transparency and solidity, reality and imagination. The tension between symmetry and asymmetry is perceptible in the superimposition of ornamental patterns on top of biological structures like tree trunks. It also shows in the representation of natural patterns like the rings of a tree with geometric repetitive shapes. This elaborate patterning gives some of Pelissier’s paintings a look reminiscent of fabric or paper collage, although all the designs are actually hand painted.