Evique was born in Conthey (VS / Switzerland) in 1970. Her taste for the arts dates back to her early childhood.
She remembers having invented business cards in primary school with the name Evique “artist / painter – Painting Street”.
Her travels, from Florence to New York, took her from the cradle of the Renaissance to the contemporary arts. She drew from these two extremes to develop a style and a pictorial language which is completely personal and unique.
The majority of her recently sold works entered directly into rich private collections.
2012 will be the first year that the general public can admire her works since up to now her creations have been confined to her private circle for two main reasons.
The first reason is because Evique is a perfectionist and if she is not satisfied with the result, she tends to put the work aside and return periodically to modify it.
The second is because in spending, for example, more than two hundred hours or so working on a picture (example E.B.M 468), she tends to become attached to the characters, in spite of herself. Thus, she begins having a sort of abstract dialog with her characters.
This “intimate” discussion contributes to the fact that she does not want to part with them because when there is an “exhibition”, it undoubtedly entails a separation of the artist from her works.
Fortunately, all this changed when she had children. Her two charming daughters helped her, without even knowing it, to get her priorities straight. Furthermore, she is all the more ready to part from her paintings now that she has begun painting with delight on large canvases.
Her style is completely new and recognizable since her drawings have a surprising strength. Her lines are energetic and assured.
We can clearly see a deserving descendant of the Valaisan painters from the school of Savièse, Ernest Bièler, Raphaël Ritz but with more contemporary subjects.
Her paintings are comparable to the image created when an action film is put on pause. When we look closer, we have the impression that her characters can come back to life at any time.
Between voyeurism and psychoanalysis, the viewer tries to understand the action, to decipher the symbols and finally to be allowed to admire the color sets.
In each of the creations, we find disturbing individuals, intriguing but nonetheless always colorful. In summary, her paintings do not only tell a story but they are rather the beginning of an endless narrative.