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Claire Denarie Soffietti

I am a contemporary artist living in Johannesburg. I was born and bred in Paris, but made South Africa my home years ago. I exhibit both locally and internationally. I have been featured in 'Habitat Magazine' and my work has been seen in 'Top Billing' and 'House and Garden'. I paint to translate the incongruities of my mind, and stop when it fails to entertain me.

Her figures have secrets and hint at an interior world within the picture frame. There is an element of distortion in her subjects. When asked whether this dramatizes any personal interpretation of the world and life, she responds, 'nothing pleases me more than the grotesque of human nature! I don't do pretty and I become colour-blind when it comes to pastels and sober colours'.