Claire Pasquier

    For the past seven years Claire Pasquier has developed two artistic styles, both dominated by a preoccupation with the virtual world of the screen. It started when she moved to San Francisco from France in 2006 and realized that she was living in the very movie sets that had entertained her childhood. The first of her two styles focused on cinema and her aesthetic experience of it as a child. The second turned to the concept of the screen as a portal to identity in the age of internet. She spent eighteen months in residence at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery painting over 180 portraits of people who contacted her through Facebook. These concepts are evident in her application of the moiré effect found in old television screens in reproduced images from her personal life and Californian culture.

    Bayou, by Me
    Acrylic on canvas
    58 by 46 inches