about

Chloë Saï Breil-Dupont is a french artist born in Paris in 1990.

Her practise involves an experimentation of traditional oil processes.

In particular, she paints portraits of people who surround her and with whom she explores what constitutes and shapes existences and identities.

Her iconography expands analogously to an atlas. It is filled with souvenirs and framed memories. 

She calls these freeze frames "cassettes". They echo the ghosts that constitute us and appear in a world where entropy seems to reign. 

They can evoke ex-votos, illuminating the invisible presence of their subject. 

Thus, closely linked to the practice of Aby Warburg's iconology, bodies reproduce and meet each other. 

The whole merges into an omnipresent subject about what is hushed or hidden, ancient times that are hard to remember and forbidden cultures.

bio

Born in 1990 from a French-Vietnamese father and a Catalan mother, she is raised by the latter in a suburb of Paris.


In 2010, she joins the Beaux-Arts of Biarritz and develops intensively painting.
In 2015, after graduation, she moves to São Paolo, Brazil, where she studies Philosophy at the PUC university and assists several artists.
After three residencies, at les Ateliers Wonder, Dune Pondicherry and la Villa Belleville, in the end of 2017, she creates and self-publishes with Vincent Chéry Le livre O, a graphic novel that evokes parallel universes and worlds existing on top of each other.
From 2018 to 2020, she lives in Carrara, Italy where she is deeply focused on the practise of oil painting.

She has regularly exhibited her work in Paris and several cities in France, in São Paulo, Brussels and Carrara. Le livre O was distributed, among others, by the Centre Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo.

Currently works in Berlin