Sophie BERTRAND paints under the pseudonym of Hermione since the 1990s. This pseudonym comes from a song by David Bowie, "Letter to Hermione". She is a contemporary French artist born in 1975. She is interested in the body and the feelings it releases. His models are ordinary characters, isolated, in bad of affection, tormented ... She suggests the thoughts of her models to the viewers who feel the works more than they contemplate them. His works are set in the flow of a life story where it is always a question of the place of being, of the individual, body, figure, sometimes taken in the form of negative force imprinted on the environment. A mechanical environment grinding the body or the rigidifying, like sorts of formal prisons.