Caroline François-Rubino lives and works in the Pyrénées Atlantiques in the South West of France. She was born in 1960 and she read the Fine Arts and the History of Art at the Universities of Provence, Lyon and Paris from 1977 to 1983.
After obtaining a BA and an MA, she taught in secondary schools from 1983 to 2000.
Although it is part of the pictorial tradition, Caroline François-Rubino’s work offers a creative, contemporary approach which brings into question our visual perception of space.
Her love of landscape and her desire to show the passing of time lead her to vary the dimensions and the layouts of her canvases, which she often presents in the form of diptychs and triptychs.
Her pictorial language is full of ever-changing lights, shades and matter, but also of empty spaces, silence and never ending, constantly evolving roaming.
In her landscapes, numerous levels and points of view lead us to look at new territories and unexpected horizons.
The regular practice of drawing and watercolour painting guide her on her way towards a painting technique which shows itself for what it is with blank canvas and effects of transparency which conjure up the dream of a dream.
Caroline François-Rubino says “I paint what cannot be photographed”: a new space with multiple paths to wander along and to linger on for a moment in time.