Don't miss the exhibition Rebecca Campeau from September 4th to December 31st 2019 at the Musée d'Art Brut in Montpellier.
Rebecca Campeau was born in a family of artists of French and Brazilian descent. She spent her childhood in the Azores, Portugal, Brazil and France. She now lives and works in the Belleville neighborhood of Paris.
She started her career as a stylist working for several fashion and decoration magazines, advertisement agencies, and photographers for whom she designed, conceived and created art objects and decoration pieces made of paper, card box and fabric. From 1980 until 1986, she worked closely with photographer Frank Horvat for whom she crafted the jewelry and costumes of Vraies Semblances, a body of color portraits that was published in 1999 (Vere Sembianze, Peliti Associati).
As a painter, designer and sculptor, she has an inclination for fabric and paper, although she can turn any material into an artwork.
“In a cross disciplinary fashion, I sculpt, paint and draw a universe populated by creatures – some famous like Van Gogh, Proust, Flaubert and Picasso, some imaginary, based on the representation of an inner world, both magical and playful, a timeless and moving universe, which is mine…”
Rebecca Campeau is a perfectionist. Her sewing work is a sign of thoroughness. When she undertakes a piece, time is irrelevant. She is overwhelmed by creativity and passion. Most of her pieces incorporate found objects. Quite a colossal job !