Corinne Mariaud

About the Artist

Corinne Mariaud was inspired to become a photographer in discovering the work of the American artist Cindy Sherman. She was also fascinated by the drawings of Robert Longo and the humour of Erwin Wurm. She relate to the work of numerous artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Nancy Spero or Kiki Smith who have questioned the female identity. Litterature being of great importance to me, she draw inspiration from the works of many writers as Virginia Wolf, Susan Sontag, Annie Ernaux and Virginie Despentes. Corinne’s photographic series evoke, through the figure of the body, the quest for identity, the struggle of the individual to preserve singularity in a standardized world. It questions the image of the woman and her place in our contemporary society, the diktat of appearance, cliché about feminity and masculinity.