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Solène Eloy

  • L'Atelier du Mur
  • Decorative painter
  • Versailles, France
  • Master Artisan
Solène Eloy Decorative painter
French, English
By appointment only
+33 614092295
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Frescos for the modern world

  • • Solène is one of the few practising fresco artists in France
  • • She created L’Atelier du Mur in 2010, after ten years of personal practice
  • • She makes contemporary fresco panels using traditional techniques

Solène Eloy discovered fresco painting at the age of 18 when she was living in Rome with her family. She became fascinated by the whole process, from raw materials to construction, and the possibility of creating beautiful and subtle works. After leaving school she attended the Olivier de Serres art school in Paris to learn decorative painting. Following her own path was always her driving force and in 2010 she turned her passion into a reality when she created her own workshop, L’Atelier du Mur. Here, she creates large-scale works that draw on long-held carving and painting techniques while reflecting modernity.

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Solène combined traditional fresco and sgraffito techniques with copper leaf to create this wall decoration. She played with different materials to create a lively sky with whirling clouds.

Height 200 cm
Length 450 cm

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Flaque is an allegorical installation that reveals an opening to the soul through the prism of imperfect reflections and gold tones. Solène covered the surface of this engraved and églomisé glass wall piece with 21k gold leaf.

Length 110 cm
Height 61 cm

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This wall painting presents the different tones that one may see as the mist rises up from the landscape on a cold morning.

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Solène combined ink with pigments to create a wall decoration inspired by the tones and movement of various minerals and vapour. This wall piece, commissioned by a client for their bedroom, is made from ten decorative panels arranged within a brass structure.

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