Chloe Butta, aka Cannibal Malabar, from Oyonnax, France, discovered her creative path at an early age. Butta graduated from the Jean-Paul School of Applied Arts in Lycee with qualifications in illustration and graphic design. After completing her formal education, she moved to Lyon where she developed a natural inclination toward painting.

The use of vivid colours gives Butta’s work a spirited dreamlike appearance. She celebrates the myriad emotions that the human face expresses and strives to punctuate the specificity of these expressions that she personally experiences.

In addition to femininity, Butta’s portraits are inspired by fashion and social media. Her creativity can be triggered by a specific colour within these fields; a texture or a silhouette, where Butta will apply various techniques to extract the nature of the subject.

Her primary method includes using watercolour on paper, to push pigments to their very limits, then sealing them in a resin. Conversely, she will lean on the traditional method of acrylic on canvas and with equally colourful results.

Butta states, “I exist in a hyper-pigmented universe in which she seeks to transcribe emotion and a little magic through the diversity of female beauty.”

Butta has exhibited frequently in her native France, primarily in Lyon and Paris. She has a stable of international collectors after showing in Geneva and Australia. Her work has been exhibited many times in Lyon and Paris, but also abroad like Geneva and Australia. The artist also works charitably every year to raise awareness about Breast Cancer research through an Art Auction curated by Space Junk Gallery, Lyon.


2020 L’art du portrait Group show, Pasqui Gallery, Saint-Etienne, FRANCE

2020 Plurielles III Group Show, Day2Day Gallery, l’Espace Berthelot, Lyon, FRANCE

2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA

2018 Plurielles II Group Show, Day2Day Gallery, l’Espace Berthelot, Lyon, FRANCE

2018 Gradient Solo Show, l’Espace Paul Ricard, Lyon, FRANCE

2018 Plurielles Group Show, Day2Day Gallery, l’Espace Berthelot, Lyon, FRANCE

2017 Solo Show, Foound, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

2017 Solo Show, Le Métronome, Lyon, FRANCE

2017 Solo Show, Sofffa, Lyon, FRANCE

2017 Ruelles Group Show, Superposition, Lyon, FRANCE

2017 Solo Show, Le Métronome, Lyon, FRANCE

2017 Duo Show with Tanguy Loridant,  Chapelle Vaugelas, Chambery, FRANCE

2016 Duo Show with Tanguy Loridant, Café Galerie, Lyon, FRANCE

2016 Less x More Group Show, 3993, Paris, FRANCE


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