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Size: 7.1 W x 9.4 H x 2 in
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Drawing: Ink, Acrylic on Wood, Paper.
This artwork is linked to a series of drawings and paintings called "Nuits et merveilles". It talks about a city from the North of France : Roubaix.
Roubaix is a city with a thousand contrasts and "thousand chimneys". From its patrimony, it has preserved some of these tall, long-neck ladies, vestiges of a rich and prosperous past. They now live other adventures with the new life of industrial wastelands that houses the activity of culture and creation. Roubaix, the French “city of a thousand chimneys”, "La nuit des arts" (an exhibition in Roubaix called "The night of the arts"), the story of the Thousand and One Nights (or Arabian Nights) that I'm reading at the moment, turned my head and I let myself be carried away. I imagine that like Scheherazade, Roubaix tells every night the story of each of its chimneys so as not to die. It seduces, It captivates, It tells and weaves links, one gets lost to better find oneself there.
I present you my Roubaisian chimneys adorned with their colors, they evoke the textile and the activity that they host again. The night reveals their history and sometimes highlights the wonders, the way to move on to the next day, follow the red thread ...
Close your eyes and let you dream...
This artwork on paper is made with ink, painting and sandpaper. It' s mounted on a wooden stretcher frame. Edges are painted in black color. You can hang it, frame it or just put it on a console or a shelf.