Born 1969, France
Achaintre's delicate watercolour drawings utilise hard rock music, horror movies and popular imagery as their source material. Enjoying this marriage of opposites, her works play off the tension between their technique of making and the animated nature of the images that she has chosen to work with. The liquid and subtle texture of the watercolour medium contradicts the dark humour of her motifs, revealing an internal paradox within the practice. Further to this, her seemingly playful processes, allow for partial liberation from the sourced linear imagery, resulting in colourful, ambiguous characters being created that effortlessly explore a lively conversation between the ready-made, Abstract Expressionism and Pop.