Experience the Metaphysical Work of Miami-Based Artist Cedrik Cavallier
Contemporary artist Cedrik Cavallier was raised in Provence, France, and grew up in the heart of a city surrounded by a rich history that inspired legends like Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Picasso. These deep colors of nature are instilled in Cavallier’s character and shine through his creations with great force. His art explores a more profound, metaphysical understanding of humanity and life, representing a visual transcendental experience. Cavallier strives for his paintings to evoke many types of sensations, and not merely those visible to the eye.
“There is no complication through concepts, just the invention of shapes and color to create a personalized view of the present”
Cavallier’s newest collection features brilliant hues full of depth and a futuristic, barren setting, to create an atmosphere of positive isolation. His work focuses on the connections between the individual experience of self reflection to emote a universal subconscious struggling with external and internal turmoil. “There is no complication through concepts, just the invention of shapes and color to create a personalized view of the present.” His vibrant use of color and brush strokes has evolved to emote tranquility and beauty amongst turmoil, subtly encouraging the viewer to reflect on the state of their inner and outer world.
After studying at Les Beaux Art in Avignon, Cavallier worked in many places around the world, such as Djibouti, Mexico, Mali, Zanzibar, Sri Lanka, and Ethiopia. These priceless, enriching experiences opened his eyes to the authentic realities and cultures that exist in the world, allowing him to touch the hearts of people from all walks of life.
“I believe in culture, and I work hard to make sure that it is reflected in my work”
"I believe in culture, and I work hard to make sure that it is reflected in my work," said Cavallier. There are many ways in which he accomplishes this; an interesting example is Cavallier's exclusive use of Chinese brushes and black oil to paint his signature in black outlines, which shows his appreciation for the beautiful artistic force of the master calligraphers of China.
Cavallier’s work speaks for itself. His art has been evolving and transforming from a raw, insatiable passion, resulting in many years of extensive education and pictorial research.
This deep background allowed Cavallier to craft a unique style that captures the essence of his own profound, esoteric nature. His work is a visual expression of himself, an extension of a non-physical realm, which Cavallier is translating into an illuminating image for us to examine and ponder.