Chloe, aka Cannibal Malabar, is from Oyonnax. She began her studies in Lyon (Bron), at the Lycée Jean-Paul Sartre in Applied Arts, then in Chambéry at ENAAI.
Once graduated in illustration and graphic design, she decides to return to Lyon where, since 2010, she develops her universe, and naturally turns to painting.
Chloé sails in a hyper-pigmented universe in which she seeks to transcribe emotion and a little magic through the diversity of female beauty. She remains fascinated by the looks on fashion photos, where an absence of emotions is often imposed on the model.
Social networks are also an endless source of inspiration. Her colorful work is made from photos that she finds on the web and which serve as a basis for then developing the final image.
Chloé uses various techniques, a surprising watercolor work on paper, where pigments and support are pushed to the ends, sealed with a resin for a surprising result. Or acrylic on canvas, for other equally colorful results.
Her work has been exhibited many times in Lyon and Paris, but also during an exhibition in Geneva, and once in Mermaid Beach (Australia).
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.