Charlotte Massip

Charlotte Massip

Charlotte Massip (b. 1971) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure Estienne des Arts et Industries Graphiques de Paris, Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. He has exhibited in several galleries (Michèle Broutta-Paris, Galeria Fürstenberg- Paris, Wégimont in Belgium, Monastery of Santa Clara in Seville “hommage to Francisco de Zurbaran” in Spain, l 'Orangerie du Sénat summer 2014 and 2018, and Fondation Taylor in Paris, and in many cultural centers (Bordéaux, Toulouse, Marseille…).

Performed  a residency as an engraver at the Casa de Velázquez, French Academy of Madrid (2012-2013) with the support of Academie de France, where he created the series of Saintes mártires (Holy Martyrs) in large format. In 2016 he won the Jeune Graveur prize at the Salon d'Automne in Paris.

The artist assumes the influence in her work of the artists Hans BELLMER, Rodolf SCHLICHTER, Fred DEUX, Jose HERNANDEZ, Richard LINDNER, Giorgio DE CHIRICO.

"I think what led me to drawing and engraving/printing was my fascination with detail. Not just any detail, but that which opens up to a deeper truth. So that everything Although it was connected to the texture, skin, veins and hair, it was just a thin barrier, the last one before sinking into the depths. 
One can compare the art of engraving/printing o with delicate scalpel incisions whose consequences remain somewhat mysterious. My relationship with copper was quite revealing. Cutting the metal was like surgery for me, starting with the skin and continuing into the darkness of the ink and blood of matter."