Caroline Benchetrit

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

48x48

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The Opening

The Opening

48x48

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Fish and Good Fortune No. 3

Fish and Good Fortune No. 3

30x30

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NYC Scapes

NYC Scapes

36x30

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He Turned Me Upside Down

He Turned Me Upside Down

48x48

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Les voyageurs No. 1

Les voyageurs No. 1

48x24

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Les voyageurs No. 2

Les voyageurs No. 2

48x24

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Me, Myself, I

Me, Myself, I

36x24

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Only The Beginning

Only The Beginning

48x40

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Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby

48x48

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Jess and Kiki

Jess and Kiki

60x30

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Kabbalah Girls

Kabbalah Girls

16x16

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Joy

Joy

60x30

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Joy, detail 1

Joy, detail 1

60x30

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Joy, detail 2

Joy, detail 2

60x30

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Lily (Grace), detail 3

Lily (Grace), detail 3

60x34

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Lily (Grace)

Lily (Grace)

60x34

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Lily (Grace), detail 4

Lily (Grace), detail 4

60x34

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Sydney (Freedom)

Sydney (Freedom)

63x38

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Sydney (Freedom), detail

Sydney (Freedom), detail

63x38

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Sydney (Freedom), detail 2

Sydney (Freedom), detail 2

63x38

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Meg (Nature)

Meg (Nature)

63x34

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Meg (Nature), detail

Meg (Nature), detail

63x34

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Meg (Nature), detail 2

Meg (Nature), detail 2

63x34

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Désirée (Love)

Désirée (Love)

63x39

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Désirée (Love), detail

Désirée (Love), detail

63x39

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Désirée (Love), detail 2

Désirée (Love), detail 2

63x39

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Starisia II

Starisia II

20x28

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Soulmate II

Soulmate II

11x8

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Grace II

Grace II

11x8

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Orly II

Orly II

11x8

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You and Me II

You and Me II

11x8

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Brigitte II

Brigitte II

11x8

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Jess and Kiki II

Jess and Kiki II

11x8

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Les premiers Garçons II

Les premiers Garçons II

11x8

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The duchess II

The duchess II

11x8

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The work in short

After initially creating clay sculptures that resembled modern dolls, Caroline Benchétrit transposed her spindly-legged heroines onto canvas. By integrating elements of ceramics, modeling clay, wax and collage, she made a graceful transition from sculpture to painting. The scenery in these two-dimensional works is a first-level impression of reality as seen through the eyes of the artist. The result is a series of anecdotal works that immediately seduce the viewer with playful charm and a message of freedom and joy.
 
Behind this naïve façade hides a more profound significance as Caroline Benchétrit explains:
« Inspired by a world without rules, I use a narrative style in my expression where visual and textual allusions suggest the passionate message behind a seemingly simple scene. I combine colour and texture to represent a liberating moment in time. The content is secondary to the communication of the authentic emotion. If I have tugged at the untameable spirit of the observer – I have done my work ».

See the artist resume (PDF) ››

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