Catherine Wilkenning, originally a French actress, having played in more than 60 movies, started sculpture in 2003, after an encounter on a film-shooting with another actress, who is splitting her creativity between cinema and sculpture. This encounter acted like a click for Catherine, and pushed to fulfil a project that she was nurturing for long time. Since that time, she had 6 exhibitions in Paris, including the one at Gallerie Caroline Tresca in the very prestigious 6th arrondissement, Saint Germain-des-Près area
Her participation at the "Super Nature" group exhibition in Bangkok will be her first show outside of Paris. At this occasion she will show several very delicate, with a typical Parisian touch, porcelain sculptures, featuring mostly bunches of flowers. "Porcelain is requesting a lot of patience and love. The result is very
delicate and often playful', says the artist. "My hands literary love sculpting flowers that can express many things: feminist, gentleness, romanticism. Sometimes, I am adding in between the flowers glamorous detail of the human body, for catching the audience's eyes and nourishing imagination. It is a way of playing with the human body, which becomes almost a consenting object. My inspirations are very diverse: Bacon, Hans Bellmer, Berlin de Bruyckere, Auguste Rodin, "the divine comedy" of Dante, the Specola museum in Florence and the Natural History museum in Paris".