Her paintings suggest a subtle invitation to share what makes us human. By creating places of meditation and contemplation, the viewer is invited to walk, rest and dream as the cathartic experience soothes and nourishes.
Corine paints with very diluted acrylic and ink, using various materials to create her identifiable style, all contributing to the "timeless and sometimes accidental journey". The material never seems under control, nor locked in a definitive form.
In 2002 she founded the association Aux Arts Etc organising creative workshops for children and adults with disabilities.
artistic process fuses photography and painting. Reworking her photos with the
eye of a painter, she integrates heterogeneous elements to generate original
digital collages. At the same time, photography is literally embedded in her
canvases, lending the work a soul and substance that is adorned by the colors
of the painting. She also sometimes uses shreds of torn paper – either lace or
printed paper – which add relief to the work and animate the surface with
splashes of bright color, embellishing silhouettes that do not have a clear
outline; instead, it is the color that defines the shapes and gives them life,
liberating them to escape and spread, apparently dissolving the provisional
form. It is this exuberance that is initially striking in Corine Ko’s work, the
willful freedom with which color overflows and surpasses contour, and reigns
supreme in a universe without spatial or temporal points of reference.
In this depthless space where the subjects sometimes seem to be caught in suspension or equilibrium, the thread is the only point of contact with the world and between beings. Being connected, maintaining a link, not losing the thread, is perhaps one of the keys to understanding this otherwise enigmatic work. The thread that wanders from one painting to another as an obsessive leitmotif is doubtless much more than an incidental accessory: it is at once the thread of life with which the subjects are playing and the common thread that links the various pictures, it innervates the painting and traverses the image, giving it direction, meaning, and polarity. From one work to the next, a sensual and poetic feminine universe is emerging, filled with softness, grace and mystery.
Originally from the Paris area, Corine Ko has lived and painted in Marseille since 1998. She works in a beautiful studio where her paintings and photographs are exhibited to the public.