Logo Love is Blind - Blind for love
Logo Love is Blind - Blind for love

CAROLINE LÉPINAY

AN ARTISTE WITHOUT BORDERS

Caroline Lépinay is one of those artists whose work makes us love other people for who they are. In her creations she does not stop at delving into their bodies; she delivers us their souls.


The strength of art is the intimacy that carries us to the heart of emotion.
Her whole work is the expression of an inner sight.


These are the materials that call me. They envelop me in a deep silence until music begins to play in my head, and shapes, volumes, values, colours, contrasts are drawn. Eventually, the bodies speak, tell a story, that of life, of love.
(Caroline Lépinay)


Caroline Lépinay is Swiss-Franco-Canadian. Born to a Franco-Italian mother and a French father, she grew up in a cultural setting that offered a wide variety of sounds, tastes, sights, sensations and philosophies. Shared values emerged: family, respect for tradition, as well as esteem for others, the passing on of values and beauty. She admits to living on the crest of a wave of boundless romanticism, and to nourishing a relationship with time and a world that allows her to live with intensity and density.


Caroline Lépinay’s works are rich in ‘material’, both literally and figuratively. They speak to the thinking man and the sensitive man alike, since both are needed to solve the questions of humanity. (François Roullet, patron of the arts and senior partner at the law firm Roullet & Associes, Geneva)


Caroline studied Political Science and then specialised in Strategy and Crisis Management. In addition to devoting herself to her art, she is now a consultant and coach for leading French and Canadian companies.
She has also been a performing artist and a sound and video art director for the group La Belle Équipe.

She staged the exhibition ‘Violin and Wandering’ in Montreal in 2009. The show centrepiece Le Violon Silencieux (‘the silent violin’) belongs to the collector and philanthropist David B. Sela, patron of Montreal Opera. This work is a pictorial ode that highlights the importance of the violin in the history of the Jewish people. Other major works such as Dream of a Venetian Night or Shadows and Lights sketched the contrast between two worlds and/or two people who, in seeking harmony, attract and reject each other.


She put on the show ‘Between Two Silences’ in Geneva in 2017. The works exhibited were presented in the style of an opera. Each work formed part of the story and was associated with a different piece of music. The programme, entitled ‘The score of life and the measure of time’, was divided into seven main moments. It told the story of a human being in search of harmony and who, thanks to the fruit of knowledge that time offers, found it.


Caroline’s works, for the 2019 International Art Biennale of Venice at Palazzo Tiepolo Passi, stand as both a departure and a renewal.