Overview
In Bérénice Mayaux’s abstract composites, a cloud in a blue sky can seep through and turn itself into grids of immaterial steel beam structures, and tension lines can pull the image towards the intimation of sound.  Everything leads to a possible, as long as it can form organic chains in related logics, like cells reproducing from their own dna.   With such freedom logic leads to the uncorrelated, like an image that has the capacity to permanently transform itself.  A strangely evocative aesthetics of modern California is emerging from them.

Bérénice Mayaux is a painter living in Paris and Los Angeles. She creates rich compositions freely moving from spontaneous images to meticulously planned structures. She mixes at will rigorous abstraction, vibrant organic forms, and unexpected figuration. Her range of experimentation is wide, and she is as interested in multidimensional space as in intricate colour grades and light spectrum. Her drawings sensually play with the fluid passage of the brush while her paintings are striking for their extremely complex precision.

 

As a painter of the new generation, Mayaux loves to intermingle the rich heritage of early abstraction, Surrealism, colour theories and design of the Bauhaus, Constructivism, Dada, while integrating digital imaging and contemporary iconography with a whimsical sense of humour. Her ultimate aim is painting itself, the material and its many possibilities and complexities, its chemical structures, and endless nuances. 

Works
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2016
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2016
    Acrylic on wood
    50 x 40 cm
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2016
    £ 2,500.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Covid, 2020
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Covid, 2020
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
    signed, initialled and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Covid, 2020
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Covid 2, 2020
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Covid 2, 2020
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
    signed, initialled and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Covid 2, 2020
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Covid 3, 2020
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Covid 3, 2020
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
    signed, initialed and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Covid 3, 2020
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Covid 4, 2020
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Covid 4, 2020
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
    signed, initialed and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Covid 4, 2020
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Acrylic on wood
    100 x 80 cm
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    £ 4,500.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Délicieuses Fioritures, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Délicieuses Fioritures, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    56 x 42 cm
    signed, initialled and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Délicieuses Fioritures, 2019
    £ 450.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, L.A. Memory No 5, 2016
    Bérénice Mayaux
    L.A. Memory No 5, 2016
    Pigment inkjet print Ultra HD on Hahnemühle German Etching paper 310g/m²
    60 x 90 cm
    23 5/8 x 35 3/8 in
    Edition of 20 plus 4 artist's proofs
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    Bérénice Mayaux, L.A. Memory No 5, 2016
    £ 280.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, L.A. Memory No. 6, 2016
    Bérénice Mayaux
    L.A. Memory No. 6, 2016
    Pigment inkjet edition on Hahnemühle German Etching paper 310g/m²
    50 x 100 cm
    19 3/4 x 39 3/8 in
    Edition of 20 plus 4 artist's proofs
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    Bérénice Mayaux, L.A. Memory No. 6, 2016
    £ 420.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    56 x 42 cm
    signed, initialled and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    £ 450.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Acrylic on wood
    100 x 210 cm
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    £ 6,500.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    48 x 36 cm
    18 7/8 x 14 1/8 in
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  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2020
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2020
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    48 x 36 cm
    18 7/8 x 14 1/8 in
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  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2018
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic wood
    130 x 100 cm
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  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2018
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2018
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
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  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2018
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2018
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    56 x 42 cm
    signed, initialled and dated on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2018
    £ 450.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    £ 300.00
  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2019
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2019
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    40 x 30 cm
    £ 300.00
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  • Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2016
    Bérénice Mayaux
    Untitled, 2016
    Pigment inkjet print Ultra HD on Hahnemühle German Etching paper 310g/m²
    75 x 50 cm
    29 1/2 x 19 3/4 in
    Edition of 50 plus 4 artist's proofs
    signed, dated and numbered on reverse
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    Bérénice Mayaux, Untitled, 2016
    £ 150.00
Biography

Born 1981   Lives in Paris and Los Angeles

 

2020     Winter Salon, Laurent Delaye Gallery, Ramsgate, UK, November 2020

2020     solo exhibition Abstract Beans, Laurent Delaye Gallery, Ramsgate UK, 18-31 August 2020

2020    Along those lines House of St Barnabas, curated by Clare Bradley, London, UK

2019    One way or another La Box, Bourges, France

2019    Private Choice édition 2019 Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2018    Private Choice édition 2018 Paris, France

2018    rikiki galerie Satellite, Paris, France

2016   Le village fait galerie Barfleur, France

2005    graduated from l'Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Reims, France

 

Exhibitions