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 Ciris Vell

Born 1946 in Paris, France
Lives and works in Cabrières d’Avignon, France

The Ciris Vell’s work has gone through a radical evolution. While beginning with the figuration of the female form, the artist has shifted towards abstract and symbolic representations, whose origins come directly from Kabbalistic dreams. Working in a tactile medium, Ciris Vell uses recovered materials and those involving sand, metal and other varied objects. In working with oxidation, hammering, welding, she raises these raw materials to the level of works of art. Her compositions acquire a higher, universal status and transcend both the material and the form. The transition from simple matter to a spiritual state is emphasised by apposition in works incorporating the use of a deep and clear blue, akin to that International Klein Blue, which marks the new creation.


Born in Paris, she studied at both the École Boulle and the ESAG Penninghen (Higher School of Design, Graphic Arts and Interior Architecture). A graduate from the School of Arts and Métiers of Paris, she worked as a designer from 1968 to 1987. She had her first in a long series of exhibitions at the Bordeaux Galerie des Beaux-Arts. Her work will presented at exhibitions in Miami, Moscow, New York, Taiwan, Brussels, The Hague, and at the Paris International Art Exhibition. Ciris Vell currently lives and works in Provence.

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