Joëlle Kem LikaFrance
Joëlle Kem Lika
Painting the Pulse of Life...
I was born in March 1955. I spent my childhood and adolescence by the Atlantic Ocean, where I picked up my love and inspiration of the ocean, the forests... The appeasing wild that I already liked to draw. At age 20, I moved to Paris and went to art school but simultaneously, I discovered psychology. I became passionate about it and chose this for a career; I became a psychotherapist in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. A country home in Burgundy near Chablis allowed me to go back to art school. I studied at Beaux Arts in Auxerre... Ten years of sheer joy. I ended my psychotherapist career in 2006, I was 51 years old... and wanted to start a new life. After exhibiting in various places in France since 2000, I have opened my own galleries: In 2007 in Sainte Vertu sur Serein, Burgundy. In 2009 in Aquitaine by the Atlantic Ocean. In 2010 in the heart of Paris... near Les Halles and the bustling Montorgueil street.
To look... To feel... To manifest my love of Nature, its strength, its orgasmic energy, that gives birth to and expresses itself in an infinite variation of shapes, flowers, light of the skies... I feel a source, a Life pulse, ceaselessly renewed,
always present in me, and in all things alive. I admire the fragile flower, so determined, that grows on concrete, in spite of everything... My "finite" painting opens to the Infinite. Where the figurative or abstract shapes; uncluttered or
detailed, become movement, vibrations, emotions of joy and of peace... Acrylic, watercolors, Indian or colored inks; I have chosen techniques that are instantaneous, explosions of energy that dry quickly, demand a steady rhythm, a
subtle play between mastery and letting go— the intention and the surprise. To grasp the essence of this Life pulse... Ancestral and yet so contemporary...Primal scream...Vital breath... I am dazzled by its beauty and harmony.
Explosion of the sun set
Explosion of the bouquet
Explosion of the ocean
Explosion of the colors
I love the initial power of a "big bang" of lively colors. — Joëlle Kem Lika