If you came to hunt for antiques at Paul Bert Serpette this year, you've surely come across her… If you've come across her, you certainly haven't forgotten her. At the bend of an alley, she was sitting, studious, trying to capture the essence of the place. 

The spirit of the Puces, Christelle Téa has been imbued with it for almost a year. One drawing per day, its cruising speed. A poetic cruise where Christelle Téa takes us to lose ourselves with delight in the detail. With a sure hand and without repentance, she reveals in Indian ink on her large sheets of paper, the treasures of this open-air museum that is Paul Bert Serpette. For this new exhibition, the RAGE gallery presents the fruit of Christelle Téa's peregrinations to Paul Bert Serpette. 40 drawings along the aisles, presented by Eloïse Poirson and Emmanuel Roucher, two antique dealers brought together under the name of the “RAGE” gallery by the love of drawing.

On this occasion, the catalog "l'Esprit des Puces, dans les allées de Paul Bert Serpette" will be on sale at RAGE.

After a degree in Visual Communication at the Olivier de Serres School in Paris, Christelle Téa entered the National School of Fine Arts in Paris in 2010, where she studied with Patrick Tosani, Jean-Luc Vilmouth and Philippe Comar. She obtained the National Superior Diploma of Plastic Arts in June 2015 with the unanimous congratulations of the jury. 

Christelle Téa travels and draws around the world. 

Today, she mainly devotes herself to drawing portraits on the spot, where she represents the model in her interior, paying particular attention to this environment, symbolizing for her the expression of the personality of the models. 

These drawings are made directly in front of the model, in Indian ink, without sketching or repentance. Christelle Téa seeks resemblance but not realism, because drawing for her is to select the most significant elements in the complexity of the visible. 

Christelle Téa also devotes herself to interior views, drawn like portraits without a model, as well as landscapes. In these works, she decants a materiality to reveal the essence of her perception. On the contrary, his lecture drawings, made in real time, represent his visual and auditory impression of the lecturer's performance.


Christelle TEA

Booth 155 & 155bis, Aisle 3

Paul Bert, Béatrice Lewin & Arthur Bruet, Paul Bert Serpette, Saint-Ouen, 2.1.2022

Photograph by Christelle Téa


Visuals ©: Paul Bert Serpette







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