Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco. She now divides her time between France and the US where she became a US citizen on September 11, 2001.
Painting, for Brigitte, means reconnecting with her Moroccan roots. It is home -- the place that she returns to emotionally to create her art.
She begins her work with a moment of quietness, a tete a tete, with the surface she works on – canvas or paper, until, in an impulse, she attacks it. Shapes, marks, stains and lines burst out. They will become the central voice of her art. Eventually, new voices arise calling one another, reacting to one another. As in a choir.
At first, Brigitte limits herself to a palette of five colors that will expand as her painting finds its rhythm. Her art is known to explode with colors, an homage to her Moroccan Berber roots.
“All art is a self-portrait.” Picasso