French artist Marine Coutroutsios exhibited a series of monochrome carved paper works in miniature (1-26 March 2017), our first exhibition in our Pine Street gallery space.
Using a fine metal point, Marine Coutroutsios has carved free-hand into paper to create these incised drawings. Light catches the carved lines, illuminating the path of her hand. Coutoutsios draws on memories of her childhood growing up in a lush garden – these memories are bitter-sweet as so much has changed since then. Faded, these memories have turned into precious sparks of recognition. Coutroutsios’ works consider the beauty found in times which are forever lost.
Coutroutsios holds a B. Visual Arts from the University of Nîmes (2004) and a B. Interior Design from the Ecole Boulle, Paris (2009). Her work has been featured in the paper art surveys Paper Play (2014), Semi-Permament (2015) and Alchemy: the Art and Craft of Illustration (2016). Alongside her arts practice, she has created compelling paper sculpture installations for Yellowglen, Telstra, Fossil, Woollahra Children’s Library and Lane Cove Council.