Born in 1984 in Antwerp, Stéphanie P.J.E. Poppe is a paper & embroidery artist, influenced by her family’s history (textile industry during the 20th century). Occasionally, she likes to implement techniques from her profession into her artwork. Besides creating art, she’s professionally active as a writer & restorer/conservator of works on paper.
Stéphanie lives and works between Belgium & France.
Since 2013, she started developing her own artistic style, calculated yet intuitive, always remaining curious about the synergistic relationship between art and architecture, nature and culture, history and the present. The harmonious state of coexistence between a more permanent condition and the ephemeral. Like a spider, she creates intricate yet minimalistic structures that reflect this fragile equilibrium.
A recurring theme is the synergy between urban and rural life – how both are interdependent and can be complementary.
Patience, balance, and harmony are key concepts in her art. Larger works can take up to 3 months.
Her work consists of three interconnected series:
– Natures artificielles (Artificial natures)