Hello, my name is Élodie Mattina, I was born on September 18, 1995 in La Seyne-sur-mer in France. After spending my childhood there, I moved with my parents, my two older sisters and my little brother to Vendée. I’ve always had a little artistic side, a bit like a gift that came out of nowhere.
From the school benches, the teachers have always found me pleasant, but in the moonlight, dreamy, lonely. I spent hours in my corner at the back of the classroom drawing and looking out the window. Years have passed, and like many people life has taught me lessons. I learned, I understood, I grew … It took me a long time to accept that the world we live in is far from packed with color, rhinestones and glitter.
But I continued to draw, like an escape, because to draw is to say things without saying a word. This is why today I offer you sketches. Sketches which, for most of you I hope, will speak to you. My goal is not to induce you to find the meaning of each of them, but rather to find your own meaning. Depending on your experience, your pain, or joy. Of your emotions, of your history. I would like each line to speak to you, in one drawing as in another. Deep inside yourself, let yourself go and let the memories and images of your life enter your mind.
..So what’s your story? ….