Cendrine Rovini is a French artist known for her drawings, paintings, and mixed media work in soft colors, processing such themes as delicacy and lightness.
Cendrine was born in Nîmes, the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Growing up with a father who was a sculptor, developed her specific look at her surroundings and, of course, mastering of various artistic techniques. She never liked school, and she would spend hours and days even in a search for a solitude and peace. Cendrine found out very early that the reading, walking in the countryside and day dreaming are a safe road to those places. Infatuated from her early age with the hills, the vines and the secret places in nature, she sworn that she will live in the mountains of central France once when she is all grown up. In a meanwhile, Cendrine studied the Romance Languages, languages derived from Latin. She even briefly taught Spanish while studied.
“When I was a child I wanted to be a shepherdess. In fact I think I was dreaming about a job that would allow me to stay in contact with my inner world and images.”
Today, Cendrine is well known artist, living indeed in the mountains of central France. She works on paper, wood and fabric – creating mixed medias. Rovini also writes and creates beautiful collages. This versatile artist experiments with the photography as well – fascinated by the immediacy of pictures. Being able just to capture one brief moment: a light, a detail, even a gesture is what attracts Cendrine to a camera.
Cendrine likes to work with colored pencils, graphite and watercolor – these are her weapons of choice thanks to its possibility to provide with the lightness and transparency she looks for. She also experiments with thin markers, especially in her most recent pieces.
Cendrine is in love with the aesthetics of the medieval and Renaissance imagery. Its details and strangeness turned out to be very inspiring to this artist. Another source of inspiration, Cendrine found in vintage photos from the XIX century. Also, antique maps, frescoes and Japanese prints from the Edo period and Inuit art trigger this imaginative artist.
She is represented by Stephen Romano Gallery.
Featured image: Cendrine Rovini, portrait by Emma Llensa
Other images copyright © the artist
|2015||Magica Sexualis||Stephen Romano and Barry W Hale, NYC||Group|
|2015||Autofiction d'une collection : Ramus del Rondeaux||Galerie Polaris, Paris||Group|
|2015||Lexicon Infernali||Stephen Romano Gallery, NYC||Group|
|2015||Papiers Dessinés||Da End Gallery, Paris||Group|
|2015||Not man the less, but nature more||Summerhall Art center (Edinburgh)||Group|
|2015||Cabinet de Curiosités 05||Da End Gallery, Paris||Group|
|2015||Dans la Peau, collective show with Curiosités Gallery||Nantes (France)||Group|
|2014||Ritual, World Wide Women Collective||The Cob Gallery, London||Group|
|2014||Ekspedition N.2 Mod North||A Secret Club, Aarhus Denmark||Group|
|2014||Expedition N.1: The Eastern Forests||A Secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark.||Group|
|2014||Cabinet de Curiosités||Da End Gallery, Paris.||Group|
|2014||Art Paris Art Fair||Da End Gallery, Grand Palais||Group|
|2014||Mon maître et moi||Galerie Curiosités||Group|
|2014||Locus Amoenus||Da End Gallery, Paris||Solo|
|2013||Oui mais Non||Espèces d'Espaces Gallery, Paris||Solo|
|2013||Visible Friends||A Secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark.||Group|
|2013||Arte attraverso il Mediterraneo||Hall of the Italian Cultural Institute, Malta||Group|
|2013||Making Tracks||ONCA Gallery, Brighton (UK)||Group|
|2013||Cabinet de Curiosités 03||Da End Gallery, Paris||Group|
|2013||Art Paris Art Fair||Grand Palais, Paris, with Da End Gallery||Group|
|2013||Painters of Today France Italia, VIII edition||Palazzina della Società Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Torino||Group|
|2012||The Spirit of Two, a joint show with english artist Chris Czainski||Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery, Malton (UK)||Duo|
|2011||Liquide Vermeil||Da End Gallery, Paris||Solo|
|2011||Cabinet de Curiosités, first edition||Da End Gallery, Paris||Group|
|2010||I Am : Artist||Krems (Austria)||Group|
|2010||Teeny Tiny Art Show||Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth (NH, USA)||Group|
|2010||Considered Surfaces: Drawing, Painting and Print||Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery, Malton (UK)||Group|
|2009||Les flèches d'Eros||Atelier de la Mine, Sahorre (France)||Group|
|2005||Le Gîte des Songes||Maison des Arts "Le Cottage", Vergèze||Solo|