An autodidactic artist well-versed in numerous techniques including oil painting and intaglio printmaking, in which she excels, Colette Sagy has, over her long career, enriched an already fertile creativity. Characterised by a desire for constant renewal as much on a technical as on a thematic and stylistic level, her path has been punctuated by many exhibitions in her home region of Normandy.
An abstract painter who could easily be described as expressionist, Colette Sagy has a keen sense of frontality in pictorial space and creates hierarchy through the use of harmonious blends which she applies in large brushstrokes. The tension conferred to her paintings stems as much from the skilful interpenetration of shapes as from the rhythmic balance of colours, which are bright and quiver with light.
Experimentation with lighting effects remains a constant in Colette Sagy’s creative approach. Her most recent pieces seem to be the end result of an exploration into all the possibilities for pulling this light from deepest darkness, evocative of ancestral forests or underground worlds.
If the formal abstract appearance of her paintings is striking, then the title given to each of them clearly indicates the artist’s intention to convey to the observer her inner symbolic world, from her mental representation of nature right through to her portrayal of the deepest existential questions.
For this reason, with its characteristic dynamism, generous brushstroke, and dazzling, bright palette, the work that Colette Sagy presents is bound to appeal.
Francine BUNEL-MALRAS, Historian of Art
Du 20/01/2018 au 04/02/2018 :
BONSECOURS : SALON DE PEINTURE, SCULPTURE "L'ART D'AUJOURD'HUI" AU CENTRE CULTUREL LE CASINO
Du 15/04/2016 au 01/05/2016 :
BERNAY : 71è SALON DES ARTS AU PAYS D'OUCHE A L'ABBATIALE
Du 14/02/2015 au 01/03/2015 :
ROUEN : 77è SALON DES ARTISTES INDEPENDANTS NORMANDS A LA HALLE AUX TOILES
Du 08/05/2014 au 18/05/2014 :
SAINT-NICOLAS-D'ALIERMONT : 8e EDITION DU SALON D'ART CONTEMPORAIN A L'ESPACE DES 4 VENTS
Du 15/02/2014 au 02/03/2014 :
ROUEN : SALON DES ARTISTES INDEPENDANTS NORMANDS A LA HALLE AUX TOILES
Du 15/02/2014 au 23/02/2014 :
THUIT-SIGNOL : EXPOSITION COLETTE SAGY A LA SALLE DES FETES
Du 18/01/2014 au 09/02/2014 :
ROUEN : COLETTE SAGY PARTICIPE A "ATELIER NORMAND CREATION" A LA HALLE AUX TOILES
Du 15/02/2014 au 02/03/2014 :
ROUEN : COLETTE SAGY PARTICIPE AU SALON DES INDEPENDANTS NORMANDS A LA HALLE AUX TOILES
Du 16/11/2013 au 24/11/2013 :
SOTTEVILLE-LES-ROUEN : SALON D'AUTOMNE 2013 A L'HOTEL DE VILLE
Du 27/09/2013 au 06/10/2013 :
NOTRE-DAME-DE-BONDEVILLE : PORTES OUVERTES DES ARTISTES D'EXPERIENCES
Du 13/04/2013 au 21/04/2013 :
SAINT-LEGER DU BOURG DENIS : 14è RENCONTRE DE L'AUBETTE AVEC COLETTE SAGY
Du 06/04/2013 au 14/04/2013 :
VANDRIMARE : BIENNALE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN AVEC COLETTE SAGY
Du 12/10/2012 au 21/10/2012 :
NOTRE-DAME-DE-BONDEVILLE : SALON ANNUEL DE L'ASSOCIATION "EXPERIENCES"