Pauline Di Valentin (b. 1990) is a French artist from Amiens. She creates ink drawings on paper depicting lost architectures in the midst of abundant vegetation. In these drawings on paper, pastel villas stand in an isolated district, in the middle of a dense jungle that breaks our bearings. The ink, diluted and blurred, allows marbled effects, transparencies, or gradations. And it is mainly in a palette of roses and greens that the architectural and plant world of these imaginary places are diffused in paper.
What is concretized in these drawings are feelings, desires, and memories that are associated with colors, landscapes, places, and characters. It is a bit like the pieces of a puzzle whose association would bring out a kind of sweetness of life, a calm but sometimes a tension that would recall a before or after. The use of a certain palette of colors pushes each of these drawings to echo each other, some of them being the other part of the set of the others or the plan of a later scene. There is often a warmth that emerges, a summer atmosphere, a fire, night lights with an abundance of vegetation that gives the place an intimacy, or at least produces an isolation, a comfortable, even paradisiacal setting.