B. 1951, France
Evelyne Postic’s artistic life began after she turned thirty, but the intensity with which she has created art for the last three decades stems from her childhood. Born Evelyne Mazaloubaud in Lyon, at the age of five, she fell ill with a major pulmonary infection. Subsequently, lungs would feature heavily, in multiple forms, in her drawings. Her first works, painted on different media, were quite graphic. Surrounded by black contours, they resembled stained-glass windows. The large eyes and prominent mouths, painted in profile, demonstrated her interest in Africa, and its people and culture. From the beginning, Postic’s hybrid forms combined human, plant and animal in perpetual transformation.
Since 1990, her work has been exhibited by Galerie des 4 Coins, Rouanne, France, by L’Oiel de Boeuf Gallery, Paris, and in the 1994 exhibition Les Jardiniers de la Mémoire (The Gardeners of Memory) at the Musée de la Création Franche in Bégles where her work also entered their collection. Her work is held at the collections of the Musée l’Art en Marche in Lapalisse and Cérès Franco in Lagrasse.