"I work through intuition, there I come into contact with myself. I collect fallen trees, roots, driftwood, empty walnut shells and seed pods. They are considered "dead nature” forgotten by all because they are without value to most people... I sublimate my wood treasures by covering them with gold. It is a sensual act to apply a gold leaf. The gesture must be calm and precise, she asks to hold her breath at the moment of the pose, a parenthesis in the tumult, like an act at once religious and voluptuous. Then comes the assemblage… gold forever symbolizing power and eternity, glass a token of purity and clarity."
French artist Valerie Rey who, born in Paris and having been trained in Fine Arts and developed her first years of work in her homeland in the field of graphic design, textile, decoration and architecture, in 1999 she decided to migrate to Costa Rica, a land with which she emotionally connects feeling part of an overwhelming nature due to its magnitude and beauty, making it the essence of her artistic inspiration. From the Parisian urbanity to the Central American jungle, from French to Spanish, Valerie chose to live, produce and reflect in an environment related to her search, staying close to the primary source that motivates her creative impulse and from there transmitting, putting in her work, her ideas and concerns.
2019 Chicago – Sofa Expo Oct
London Art Biennale (2º prize)
Tokyo Contemporary Art Station
2018 Agora Gallery – New York Chelsea
Gemlucart Palmares 10º édition Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Galerie Bettina, Paris 6º, Paris
Venice Biennale Art and Architecture Venice
Environment Food Chain » RE-Artiste international 2018, New York
Biennale Tamarindo Art Festival 2018 (Costa Rica), Costa Rica
2016 Biennale Tamarindo Art Festival 2016 (Costa Rica)