Claire Tabouret

Claire Tabouret

Enigmatic portraits reveal layers of nostalgia, intimacy and light.

“I always wanted to be a painter. That’s the only thing I’ve never doubted.”

Claire Tabouret’s layered, impressionistic portraits explore love, inner conflict and collective psychology. In 2012, she began documenting her face daily with ink on rice paper. Each self-portrait was vastly different — the repeated routine paradoxically revealing how identity constantly changes. These initial studies developed into larger canvases of both individuals and groups, painted with oil...

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Bio

Claire Tabouret was born in 1981 in Pertuis, France, and is currently based in Los Angeles, USA.

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At four years old, the artist encountered The Water Lilies from Claude Monet’s Nymphéas series and later reflected that this early experience kindled her need to paint. “I always wanted to be a painter. That’s the only thing I’ve never doubted.”

Career

French billionaire François Pinault has consistently added her work to his collection since 2010. She was also the winner of Prix Les Femmes en Or in 2014, and in 2018 her painting Silence was purchased for $52,470 USD at Sotheby’s auction in London.

Collaborations with Claire Tabouret

Avant Arte and Claire Tabouret have one upcoming collaboration.