Cathy Bion is a visual artist based in Paris whose tool is not a brush but a camera.
Harbours are her favorite subject and she travels all around the world to capture their essence : from Morocco to Portugal, to Mexico to Australia and of course in France.
In the radiant light of the docks, she looks at colours and materials with the eye of a painter, as a testimony of man’s activity transformed by the passage of time and the secret alchemy of nature.
Focusing on colours and natural or man-made materials, her photography is abstract and always unretouched, producing an effect not dissimilar to painting.
Her research concerns on the memory of ports, these poetic places whose numbers are declining over time under the growing threat to marine ecosystems.
Cathy Bion started photography at the age of 8 and began traveling as a teenager.
Her photobook “Couleurs d’alizés” (Trade winds colours), showcasing her art and featuring writings from art critics has been published by Critères Editions in 2010.
For more than 20 years, the artist has been exhibiting her work in France and abroad (Morocco, Japan, Australia, Hong-Kong, Korea, USA, Mexico).
Participates in Open Studios
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