Geneviève Claisse was born in northern France, in 1935. Upon her arrival in Paris at the end of the 50s, she quickly met artists such as Victor Vasarely or Auguste Herbin. However she built her work free from influences and current fashions.
Since the 50s, Geneviève Claisse developed a rigorous and consistent non-figurative language. She designs her works from simple geometric shapes (circles, squares, triangles), using a subtle juxtaposition of colors. Made with an economic means, her works are striking in their dynamism and sensitivity.
Claisse has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Paris Biennale, the Museum of Fine Art of Lille, the National Gallery of Oslo in 1971, but also in the United States, Japan, Switzerland or in Quebec. The Matisse Museum of Château-Cambressi has twice devoted a retrospective in 1989 and then in 2015, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Chicago and the Ritter Museum in Germany.
"My vocabulary opens in search of the movement-and multiple spaces - animating the plane of the painted surface. The circles and triangles, are treated separately, are privileged themes of serial compositions where the extreme simplicity of form is transformed by the intensity of each different color. "