Cathy Tabbakh is a French Contemporary artist, currently living and working in the UK. Her colourful work collides imaginary forms with existing landscapes, through the use or architectural and botanical elements, creating bold, bright, sometimes surreal imagery.
She holds degrees in Fashion Textiles and Fine Art and Art History and Archaeology from the University of Lyon, her native city.
Cathy’s still-life works show her desire to surround herself with green spaces combined with her love for interior design. Since lockdown, she has been focusing on still lifes and the shadows they create, working on the simplicity of a composition based on light, introducing a link with time itself within the painted scene. Tabbakh mainly uses pots, vases, plants and surreal objects from her home - lockdown pushed her to simply look around and find inspiration in the everyday objects that can easily be forgotten.
Most recently, the artist was commissioned by Soho House to create 2 paintings to be included in their permanent collection and displayed in their Paris location and a ceramic piece displayed in the new Soho House Brighton.