Temptation of Time | Paintings

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Medium:Oil
Dimensions:40"  x 30"  x 1"
Weight:5 lbs
Delivery Format:2D Artwork
Additional Description:A metaphorical and vanitas work that comments on the irony of “time” being finite and measured, yet infinite. One hand holds the string of fate in a controlled grip while the other end passes through the hand representing the uncertainty of our future, as well as the human condition of trying to control what happens in our lives. The gaze is a pensive yet relaxed and mysterious expression that personifies our temptation to understand and quantify what time is.
A metaphorical and vanitas work that comments on the irony of “time” being finite and measured, yet infinite. One hand holds the string of fate in a controlled grip while the other end passes through the hand representing the uncertainty of our future, as well as the human condition of trying to control what happens in our lives. The gaze is a pensive yet relaxed and mysterious expression that personifies our temptation to understand and quantify what time is.
Artist StatementAesthetically, Renée’s work is influenced by her classical sensibilities and art historical background that have developed throughout her travels and studies. In these paintings and her continued work, Renée explores ubiquitous themes through the eyes of a millennial such as identity, feminism, death, equality and addiction, making her work not a quotidian narrative but rather a relevant and relatable story. As a professional female artist and curator, Renée feels the need to express the American (and really global) zeitgeist and the expanding Diaspora of the world. and the expanding Diaspora of the world. Grounded in realism and figurative narratives, her works are highly conceptual; everything is thoughtful with a subtle message. Fascinated with the symbolism of the northern renaissance, the grotesque, mysticism and contemporary performance arts; Renée has fused these ideas together to create a body of work that is uniquely her own as a representational artist.
Artist BiographyRenée has lived between the United States and Paris, France studying fine art and art history. She graduated from the American University of Paris with a BA in Art History, and has her MFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She now resides in NYC and teaches courses at the New York Academy of Art.

In June 2016 she was awarded a grant by The Ringholz Foundation to fund her latest painting project and invited to the Bakehouse Art Complex Residency Program during Miami Art Basel. She was also a recipient of the AIR grant for the Chateau Orquevaux Residency in Champagne- Ardenne, France this past year.

Renée has exhibited throughout the United States and France, including Paris, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others. She was invited to join the Copley Society of Boston and the Salmagundi Club of NYC last year.

Check out more of her work @reneecaouetteart or via her website at reneecaouette.com
Education
American University of Paris|Graduated
Academy of Art University|Graduated
What I Love Doing
Running, golf and dance are among my favorite activities. I also love to be involved with anything to do with the classical arts. Go to the Opera, ballet and theatre.
What I Find Beautiful
I believe there is beauty within everything.
My Favorite Memory
A memory with my late father in Paris, France together. We walked through the Louvre together and I will never forget showing him my favorite paintings. He was the only one who could keep up with me for over 4 hours in a museum.
My Favorite Art Style
I have a wide palette. My most favorite artists are actually ones that have a complete opposite style than me. In my eyes, the concept is more important than the visuals (most of the time...). Kandinsky, Klee and Schiele have been prominent in my work lately.
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Artwork Medium Oil
Artwork Underlying Themes Beauty, Change, Faith - in self, Faith - in a higher being, Faith - comfort of having faith, Life - circle of life, Life-altering experience, Loss, Love for a - other family member, Love for a - parent, Nature - as beauty, Nature - simplicity of, Overcoming - fear, Overcoming - temptation, Tradition
Creative Style Classical, Figurative , Portraiture, Realism, Traditional
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Personality Type No
Subject Matter Architecture, People, Religion & Spirituality, Other
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