Artwork

This is not conventional beauty that Elsa is after. Her experimentation rather gravitates towards the expressive trade of human emotions.

 

Self taught in the visual arts, Elsa Chesnel rejected integrating into a French Art School to focus on immigrating to Canada. This decade of apparent setback in her artistic growth returned with a vengeance of darkness and colors, sending her staggering toward abstraction. Elsa regained her footing remembering Kandinsky’s reckless curves, experimenting with Sonia Delaunay’s bold colors, and discovering Joan’s Mitchell’s aggressive softness. Lines of Thoughts was born.

A more recent development prompted Elsa to incorporate her figurative life drawing practice into her abstract compositions, giving life to her Ghostlike series of work.

It resides in the search for new directions and the absence of model...

Ghostlike

Murals, permanent as they are in their cities, are short lived in my life of pass...

Street Art Portraits

Although charcoal is my medium of choice, its limitations pushed me to...

Lines of Thoughts - Colors to Acrylics

As the day grows old, as fluttering lights and shadows pass by, as I am being ...

Film Photographs

My artwork is felt rather than thought. I could tell you of my influences and of...

Lines of Thoughts - Charcoal Portfolio

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