Gifted with an innate sense of composition, Kalanch-OE is one of those artists able to magnify and reveal the beauty of everything that surrounds us. The originality of her work, her sense of framing and composing make her an artist to follow. One of her photo is the front page ofthe latest novel by Harlan Coben (famous American author and best seller).
Stemming from a more classical background when it comes to education (art history, l’ Ecole du Louvre and psychology), Elodie Fougere ,alias Kalanch-Oe,never considered photography like visual art; it’s a starting point to which she adds paint, textures even in furniture and textiles. The pseudonym “Kalanch-Ôé” is a representation of her artistic persona and a simple way of being free as an artist without the constraints of appearing egocentric or self-obsessed. She finds inspiration in her daily life, the places she visits, the individuals she meets, her lectures and most of all in the people she likes (or in the ones she doesn’t).