Fleur Thesmar (b. 1972; Paris, France) began an art career in her youth and returned after a burnout when she was a successful lobbyist in France. After moving to the US in 2015, she was enthralled by Californian landscapes. In creating her work, the shapes of the natural world are her primary inspiration: translating them into compelling works of oil and watercolor, as well as digital collage, and textile. She is inspired by nature’s inherent harmonies to inform her work in subject matter and material selection.
Thesmar’s work is a synthesis of environmentally-aware artmaking, after she became allergic to preservatives contained in most commercial paints. As a result, Thesmar uses exclusively environmentally-friendly materials. While Thesmar examines how artwork can be the least environmentally toxic, she finds that there is still a wide range of media available. Thesmar’s artwork is an invitation to the viewer. She focuses her work on offering a range of aesthetic emotions to viewers, rather than imposing them. She invites contemplation of the environment, as well as a space for discovery and imagination.
In order to translate such aspirations, Thesmar liberates the eye from a single point of perspective and experiments with geometry that allows the translation of perspective, space, and illusions of volume. Often her work features specific points of concentration based on 5-point stars, fractals, and the golden ratio. While Thesmar’s work is based in geometry, it also honors creative expression.
Thesmar’s work appears in galleries across the US, Canada, UK, France, and private collections around the world.
MSc Signal Processing & Communications, Imperial College, London (with Diploma) 1996-1997
MSc Telecommunications, Telecom Paris, France 1995-1997
BSc Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, France 1992-1995
Advanced MSc in Engineering and Science, Diploma, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Fleur Thesmar (b. 1972 Paris, France) was an artist in her youth. After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique, Telecom Paris with a double major in math and applied math and a Master of Sciences in Engineering with Diploma from Imperial College, London, Fleur Thesmar worked 20 years in France in the high tech industry as an engineer and a lobbyist.
She moved to the United States in 2015 and was enthralled by Californian landscapes. In creating her work, Thesmar was inspired by the natural world and mathematics, translating both into compelling, beautiful oil and watercolor paintings.
Thesmar’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States as well as in France, and is present in many private collections around the world.