Laurence Cammas is inspired by two opposing universes. Two worlds that she merges together to recreate her own phantasmagorical fantasy, where the happiness and fears of humans beings confront deep hopes, pride and nobility of soul.
From her long experience of living in Asia, in the Chinese world, as Japan, where she is currently based, Laurence acquired a strong attraction to bright and vivid colours, enlightened by the tropical atmosphere; the stimulating bitterness of green tea; the simple daily life depicted in the Ukiyoe (Japanese wood-block prints) as well as the fulfilment vision of a Buddha image.
But Laurence’s work also profoundly reflects her European and especially latin heritage. Symbolism drawn from Italian Renaissance religious painting, allegorical scenes, the fascination of a portrait or sensitivity of a character. Laurence shares with the viewer her own vision of life, guided by the exuberance of the baroque world of Fellini as well as the flamboyance of the colours used by Christian Lacroix, with spellbinding gypsy melodies…
World music is the link between Laurence’s universes, the melody that remains with us during this journey through our emotions.
Laurence Cammas holds a Masters from ESSEC Business School of Management in Paris.
She studied gemology at the Institut Français de Gemmologie in Paris, as well as gold engraving at BJO rue du Louvre in Paris.