Roselyne Cepko (b. 1970) is a painter and art teacher with a solid background in Art History and Archaeology.
After graduating from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, she started her career as an Egyptologist, a lecturer, and an archaeological drawings artist. In the meantime, painting became more present in her life, with commissions from private collectors and institutions.
Drawing with her left hand, painting mainly with the right, she creates drawings and paintings, using various techniques such as oil paint, pencil, watercolor, indian ink, charcoal and pastel. Her ability to use both hands allowed her to develop two different but complementary styles. One very figurative, the other more abstract, both equally enigmatic, questioning identity, feelings and perception. The search for visual harmony, silence and mystery, define her work.
Specialized in the reconstruction of badly damaged statues and high reliefs, Roselyne Cepko had the opportunity to work on important monuments from Ancient Egypt and Greece. Her work was used to illustrate various professional and mainstream publications.
She also had the privilege to work on the reconstruction of pharaoh Redjedef's statuary (the most ancient corpus of royal statues known in the world) at the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology, Cairo (unpublished work) and made numerous reconstruction drawings to illustrate her own conferences.
Commissioned in 1998 by the Louvre Museum, Roselyne Cepko studied the damaged high reliefs of Zeus Temple in Olympia., in order to present a more accurate reconstruction of the adventures of Hercules. The drawings are on display in the Olympia Room of the Louvre Museum.
Louvre Museum, Olympia Room, since 1998 (permanent exhibition)
Kheops Institut, Paris 13, 2004 (solo exhibition)
Opus 4 auditorium-gallery, Paris 8, 2008-2009 (group exhibition)
St Charles Chapel, Chauny, since 2012 (permanent exhibition)
Cellier de Clairvaux, Dijon, June 18-26, 2018 (solo exhibition)