Chloé, aka Cannibal Malabar, is originally from Oyonnax. She began her studies in Bron, at the Lycée Jean-Paul Sartre in Applied Arts and then in Chambery at ENAAI. Once graduated in illustration and graphics, she decides to return to Lyon. Since 2010, she develops her universe and exhibits regularly.
Chloé turned to painting to expose as her experiments progressed. She sails in a feminine universe, populated with faces and looks. These young ladies all come from her feelings about this industry of feminine beauty, its codes and a bit of its madness.
She remains fascinated by the looks on the fashion photos, where often imposed on the model an absence of emotions. Looks on the street are also a great source of inspiration, her colorful work is made from photos she finds on the web and which serve as a basis for the proportions.
Chloé explores the limits of watercolor and paper in order to achieve the desired result, a surprising result. She sometimes mixes techniques, with gouache or cut paper for example. When she leaves the painting for the ink , it is black and white illustrations, very graphic which come to life.
Executed in strongly colored tones, Chloe’s portraits are painted with vivacity by means of short, precise gestures. Special attention is paid to specific elements of the face, especially the eyes and the lips. Visibly inspired by the work of contemporaries, such as Martine Johanna and Jenny Morgan, Chloé is in the continuity of the artistic movement of Action Painting.
Her expressive creations seek to reveal the character and personality of the subjects represented. Her paintings reflect her enthusiasm for human and she retranscribes it through a multitude of expressive and aesthetic figures. Chloé chooses her models according to what they release, artistically or visually. Her use of very bright colors gives her works an acidity, almost dreamlike.
She encompasses the myriad of emotions that are capable of transmitting the human face and emphasizes each particularity in order to share with the spectator the intensity that it felt at first glance.