Joelle Kem Lika

Joelle Kem Lika

Bordeaux - Lacanau ocean , Europe, France

About Joelle Kem Lika

Karen Lappon, International Confederation Art Critics wrote :

Joëlle Kem Lika is a very talented figurative abstract painter whose life and paintings are inescapably intertwined. Her works are not the result of her life, her experience, her thoughts - in fact, they are the very source, core and origin of her entire existence. Her creative process springs from the recesses of her inner self, only to find its place on the canvas, and return to the heart of the painter in the form of universal energy.


Her artworks have a strong visual impact. Every canvas is permeated with the power of life itself. Joëlle participates in this and translates it into colour, for the viewer to experience in all its full magnificence. Colour is central to this artist’s technique. Lively, bright, intense colours that highlight the dynamic force and intrinsic beauty of the objects depicted, and create a vital exuberance that simply cannot go unnoticed.


Joëlle celebrates life and femininity. Women are depicted in a completely new and unique way. They are surfers. Free, dynamic, powerful figures surrounded by the most vivid example of the power of nature: the sea.
Her figures are full of vitality, exuberance and movement. They represent a modern, independent, zoetic woman with all her tenderness, elegance and grace. The feeling of utter liberty and joy these artworks express is a refreshing, primal, instinctual sensation that speaks directly to our collective consciousness.


The artist’s Water Lilies are a clear homage to the great Impressionist master, Monet. Here again, colour plays a central role in defining the luxurious, full, unblended hues that give depth, movement and lushness to her canvases. The richness of these compositions is absolutely striking and powerful. We are attracted to them instantaneously and the reminiscence of them stays with us, as an indelible mark on our souls, forever.


Karen Lappon

Education

At age 20 I moved to Paris and studied at Atelier Albers for two years, a school that prepares pupils who wish to join any of the major Art and Decoration schools in France. The classes were taught by two painters and an architect...

Simultaneously I discovered psychology, psychoanalysis and Sophrology in which I took a great interest. I chose this profession and was a psychotherapist in Paris for over 25 years.

I continued to draw and paint, went to fine arts school in Auxerre, Burgundy. I have a country house there. 10 years of happy exploration... and a lot of personal work.

I ended my therapist career in 2006 at age 51 to become a full time professional artist. I started a new life and concentrated on my passion for painting.

After a number of exhibits all over France since 2000, I have created my own contemporary art galleries :

March 2007 in Burgundy near Chablis, in the studio of my country house and later that year I bought the village café and turned it into an art gallery.

In 2009 I have opened my studio in Lacanau by the Atlantic Ocean and in 2011 I had an extension built.

In February 2010 I have opened my gallery in the heart of Paris, near Les Halles and the bustling Montorgueil street.

Events

2020 : My art work has been evaluated at 2500€ per 100 x 100 cm by J. A. Akoun - akoun.com
Selected and featured works by Saatchi Art:
Selected by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art in Feb 2018 with my painting : "my Nympheas 52" (2017)
Saatchi Art collection SPOTLIGHT ON PARIS with my painting "Pulsion de vie, 14" (2015) - Saatchi Art collection BEACH HOUSE ART with my paining "Teahupoo" (2013) - Saatchi Art collection SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE with my painting "Waterlilies, 19" (2015)

Exhibitions

2021
-> Lacanau Océan : Atelier Joëlle Kem Lika : "Feu solaire"
-> Bourgogne Sainte Vertu : Galerie Joëlle Kem Lika "Inside"
2020
-> Houston Texas : Art and Architecture ( July 20 - Sept20)
-> Houston Texas : Yvonamor Palix Gallery (Feb 20 - June 20)
-> France : Permanent exhibitions :
Galerie Joëlle Kem Lika : Burgundy- Sainte Vertu
Atelier Joëlle Kem Lika : Aquitaine : Lacanau Océan
2019
-> Houston Texas : "Flight of the monarch"
International Art Bienniale ( Oct 19 - Jan 20)
-> Houston texas : Consulat de France : Live painting
-> Paris : Young International Artfair (Nov)
-> La Rochelle ( France) - Biennale Arts Atlantic ( Nov)
-> France : Permanent exhibitions :
Galerie Joëlle Kem Lika : Burgundy- Sainte Vertu
Atelier Joëlle Kem Lika : Aquitaine : Lacanau Océan
2018
- Houston texas : Permanent exhibition : Yvonamor Palix Galery -
-> France : Permanent exhibitions :
Galerie Joëlle Kem Lika : Burgundy- Sainte Vertu
Atelier Joëlle Kem Lika : Aquitaine : Lacanau Océan

2017
-> Houston , Texas :
- Children's assessment center (nov)
- French consulate : Texas french culture festival
( March-may)
- French consulate : Exhibition and "Live painting" (march)
- Great britain consulate ( june-sept)
- TFAA Houston design center ( june)
-> Raleigh, North Carolina (feb)
-> Washington CD : French ambassy ( may)
-> Paris : 6 exhibitions Joëlle Kem Lika Galerie
3 Live painting : private events
-> Burgundy : Art'n Jazz live painting (Sept)
-> Shanghaï : 23rd China International furniture expo.
Many exhibitions in Galeries Joëlle Kem Lika in Paris and Burgundy.

2016
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries
-> Berlin : Fellini Galery
-> France : Permanent exhibitions :
Galerie Joëlle Kem Lika : Burgundy- Sainte Vertu
Atelier Joëlle Kem Lika : Aquitaine : Lacanau Océan
Many exhibitions in Galeries Joëlle Kem Lika in Paris and Burgundy.

2015
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries- permanent exhibition
-> London, Art Biennale 2015
-> Seoul, South Corea, BDMC Gallery
-> Chablis, France, William Fèvre Gallery
-> Beijing, China, BDMC Gallery
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries
-> Chianciano, Tuscany, Art Biennale, Museo d'arte
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries
Many exhibitions in Galeries Joëlle Kem Lika in Paris and Burgundy.

2014
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries - permanent exhibition
-> Seoul, South Corea, Gingham area, BDMC Gallery
-> London, Knightsbridge, Exclusive exhibition
-> Monaco, Grimaldi forum, Art Monaco
-> Seoul, South Corea, National Assembly
-> New York, Chelsea, Agora Gallery
-> Miami, Art Basel Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries
Many exhibitions in Galeries Joëlle Kem Lika in Paris and Burgundy.

2013
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Fusion Galleries - permanent exhibition
-> London, Parallax Art Fair
-> New York, Chelsea, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
-> Lecce, Italy, Art Woman
-> Lacanau Océan, France, Solo exhibition
-> Beijing, China, Art Beijing
-> Aix en Provence, France, Sm'art Aix
-> Rome, Italy, Palazzo del Vaticano, Galleria della Pigna
-> Paris 7e, France, Galerie Mona Lisa
-> Paris 6e, France, Buildings of the French Senat, Jardin du Luxembourg
-> Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy, Biennale Museo d'Arte
-> Coulanges, Burgundy, France, Solo exhibition
-> Lacanau Océan, France, Solo exhibition
-> Vienna, Austria, Vienna Showcase
-> New York, Chelsea, Agora Gallery
-> Mulhouse, Salon Art3F
-> Paris 8e, France, Grand Palais, Art en Capital, Champs Elysées
-> Miami, Wynwood, Art Basel Miami, Art Fusion Galleries
-> London, Lights in the winter, La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade
Many exhibitions in Galeries Joëlle Kem Lika in Paris and Burgundy.

2012 :
-> New York, Broadway Gallery
-> Paris, Art en capital, Grand Palais, Champs Elysées