Born in 1953 in Paris, Anne-Marie Gintrand took drawing lessons at Jean Signovert’s workshop at St-Germain-en-Laye, at l’Académie de la Grande Chaumière and at the Fine Arts School of the city of Paris. She made a 12-meter fresco for the Contemporary Art Fair of Fontenay-sous-Bois and edited documentary movies for school television. Winner of the Lucie Rivel-Fondation Taylor Prize in 2000, she keeps exhibiting regularly in several Parisian galleries: Mag exhibited at the Mona Lisa gallery. The artist also exhibited in Tokyo in 2000.
Anne-Marie Gintrand’s painting is sensitive and sensual, tumultuous and structured; she leaves a large freedom of interpretation to the watcher as she gives him some approaches: possible cliffs, beaches, room corners come out of the canvas, as many imaginary and poetic landscapes as one can go to. Thus, Anne-Marie’s work that could be close to an abstraction is also “(…)a grip on reality, on the moment and on passing time. Unconsciously, I put these moments on the canvas (…)”. The artist works with picture material with great technique control, her paste is smooth, fed and carnal. Colours, often with dominant blue and grey, are punctuated, “warmed up” by ground colours, ochre, orange, thus giving a luminous and refined vibration to the artworks. And beyond these touches that mix up with a great freedom, it is in a very personal plastic universe that we get into, where the brushstroke looks like writing, where “(…)lines, shapes, colours(…), will face one another until (…) one finds balance after the vertigo (…)”.