“By observing the infinitely small and the infinitely big, I explore the mysteries of the universe.”
Caroline Corbasson is a French artist born in 1989. She spent her childhood in the Canadian mountains and the North American Great Plains. As a teenager she moved to France and graduated from the Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 2013. From the beginning, the artist showed a passion for scientific drawings. Early on she explored anatomical charts in order to appropriate their secrets and change their function. Corbasson thus pictured a double heart that would allow us to live longer or to be loved twice as much.
Intrigued by what is invisible, she moved from dissecting the human body to focus her attention to a bigger challenge: cosmos.
From 2010 on, she started her Galileo series, drawing moons by randomly projecting Indian ink on paper. Planets, stars, meteorological phenomena, and magnetic waves became centre to her artistic exploration. Today the artist uses scientific image – that allow observing the world though a rational eye – to take our perception beyond what is visible. She attempts to use the unknown to give sense to the invisible. Diverting the use of maps, atlas, NASA images or globes, Corbasson “blinds” scientific instruments in order to tell a story.