Faustine Badrichani "The Pursuit of Happiness"
Faustine Badrichani "The Pursuit of Happiness" 2020
Painting, Acrylic Paint on Paper
Dimensions: Artwork 24 x 33 in, Unframed
Signed on Recto, Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Born and raised in France, Badrichani attended a top business school in Paris, and embraced a career in finance in London and then New York. In 2012, she took a leap and settled as a full-time artist in New-York. Though mostly self-taught, she attended classes at Parsons New School and at the Art Student League. As her work focuses on the female body, she spends a lot of time in life drawing studios (Minerva's drawing studio, The National Arts Club). Her early works include large oil paintings, as well as sculptures: she has been working with direct plaster, building delicate androgynous sculptures between 2012-2015. Over the past three years, she has been working mostly on paper, experimenting with both drawing (ink, oil pastels, colored pencils) and painting (watercolor and acrylic paint). Using paper allows her to build powerful silhouettes, where the color of paper is a tool to build lines and shapes. In 2017, she started a challenge of making one artwork a day for a full 365 days: this year-long challenge is what drew her to the medium of paper, as it allowed her to fit in the time constraint of producing one artwork a day. By working consistently for a year, sharing her work every day, she has developed a very unique style and a strong focus on exploring femininity.
This artwork is currently featured in "Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness" group exhibition at The Untitled Space.
For more information on the exhibition visit our website.