BIOGRAPHY in pictures (ARTISTE NE EN 1960)

 1976/1980

First drawings around 16/19 years my passion begins

I began to exist when my drawing teacher encouraged me to paint three large walls of the school.

I was 16 years old and painting became my identity.

 

1981/1985

Some drawings from the period of fine arts in Nantes

 

Experienced painter, I was mistreated by the teachers (1981) because of my conceptual ideas

 The old good drawing teachers left school and I was going to draw in secret

Nantes was at that time the first school of fine arts developing this way of thinking

I was not aware of it and it was a difficult time

 

Peintures et dessins par centaines lui permettent de tenir
Stéphane CAUCHEFER ici à 22 ans, dans son atelier à Nantes au début des années 80

1989/1997

Beginning of my independent professional activity

 

At the end of the “beaux arts”, working in a silkscreen I learned techniques that I will use after for illustration purposes. Realizing the separation between the line and the color I will give a great freshness to my drawings and have very quick success.

 

Pour la marque Mauviel de casseroles
Pour la marque Mauviel de casseroles

Freshness, lightness, humor, was the word that came as feedback. My clients are Clarins, L'Oréal, advertising agencies like Mc Cann, Australia, Publicis, Boisron, La Banque Populaire, CIC, the Caisse d'épargne and magazines like Elle, Madame Figaro, gourmet cuisine and publishers like Albin Michel

 

Dessins réalisés pour le magazine Figaro madame années 1995/96
Dessins réalisés pour le magazine Figaro madame années 1995/96

 

The apparent spontaneity and lightness is the result of a work sometimes long and sometimes it's fast, the best designs are the ones we neglect, casually is the ultimate luxury.

 

1997/2008                    Second period, new illustration writing

 

After the figurative years, I realize that the line can be something other than a gesture

and that drawing in the construction allows for larger and symbolic registers

This awareness was made with artists like Calder or Tinguely

 

This more institutional writing will allow me to deal with topics for Dassault, Aérospatiale, Renault,

banks like Caisse d'Epargne, Banque Direct, Réunica, La Poste, RATP, Banque Populaire, Itineris, Orange.

 

This work will inspire La Maïf for animated films and Disney will recover the character

with a triangle head for the symbol of Atlantis.

 

Carte de vœux pour l'Aérospatial en 1999 - Format de l'original: 12/30 cm, pastel, rotring, crayons de couleur
Carte de vœux pour l'Aérospatial en 1999 - Format de l'original: 12/30 cm, pastel, rotring, crayons de couleur

 Internet and the departure of the generation of 68, then the crisis of 2008 accelerates my decision to invent again to survive. Fortunately the generation has changed, happiness will return to 2015

 

 

2008/2014

It's time to ask the basics, to learn again to create without order

 The first concern was to move from the image to the object

 

I create then my own brushes to find the wide lines of my drawings

The advantage is that by "becoming smaller", I dive into meditation into the line that

becomes my subject, trusting the unconscious to express itself

 

TIRAGE NUMERIQUE SUR PAPIER D'ART - REEDITION POSSIBLE SUR DEMANDE
TIRAGE NUMERIQUE SUR PAPIER D'ART - REEDITION POSSIBLE SUR DEMANDE
TIRAGE NUMERIQUE SUR PAPIER D'ART - REEDITION POSSIBLE SUR DEMANDE
TIRAGE NUMERIQUE SUR PAPIER D'ART - REEDITION POSSIBLE SUR DEMANDE
TIRAGE NUMERIQUE SUR PAPIER D'ART - REEDITION POSSIBLE SUR DEMANDE
TIRAGE NUMERIQUE SUR PAPIER D'ART - REEDITION POSSIBLE SUR DEMANDE

2015 and more

Stéphane CAUCHEFER - Bordeaux 2016
Stéphane CAUCHEFER - Bordeaux 2016

2017

here with second year students from IUT (University Institute of Technology) Bordeaux Montaigne

One of them, Alexandre Taube in the foreground made the videos you find in the video section.

I also greet Julien Darblade.

Clients: Hôtel de la Paix à Reims + collectionneurs privés

Nantes exposition Mars 2017

Paris exposition Maison et objet Septembre 2017

 

 

I live in Bordeaux (France) and work as an independently (house of artists)

 

After September 2017 and the house and objects fair and Exp'hotel, I work

the creation in the broad sense of the illustration to realize commerce of mural artworks

My next artistic step will be a return to the charm of spontaneity as the sketch associated with the knowledge of wall sculptures.

 

Liberate the metal line and make it fresh and spontaneous.

 

 

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