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La fontaine à palabres Painting

Christophe Mercier


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 D in

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Selected in collection "New This Week 11-04-2013" curated by Rebecca Wilson. Bright colors, predominantly blue and yellow. Disordered letters escape from a horizontal jar and are lost in a pool, carried away by the current. To the right of the canvas, an evocation of a cargo ship's bow. (can also be shipped "ready to hang" with the canvas stretched over it; in this case, given the increased shipping cost, an additional $150 should be added to the listed price). *** Sélectionné dans la collection "New This Week 11-04-2013" sous la direction de Rebecca Wilson. Couleurs vives, dominantes bleues et jaune. Des lettres en désordre s'échappent d'une jarre horizontale et viennent se perdre dans un bassin, emportées par le courant. A droite de la toile, évocation d'une étrave de cargo. (peut aussi être expédié "ready to hang" en gardant la toile tendue sur canvas ; dans ce cas, vu le coût d'expédition accru, il conviendrait d'ajouter $150 au prix de vente affiché)

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 D in

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- Photo: Naples, Italy, March 2019 - Born April 1947, married, 2 children, 5 grand children. - Graduated in economics, then swiss banker in private banking from 1974 to 2007. - Started drawing in travel sketchbooks (self taught) at the age of 48 in 1995, and painting much later in 2007 at the age of 60. - Former "urban sketcher", from 2020, writer of historical novels. My desire to paint comes from the interest for expressing something aesthetic or gaudy, for finding an unstable equilibrium, for experimenting with different approaches, for renewal, testing, trying. Even though I’ve done mini-series, I don’t like to stick to one repetitive process. To me, painting is a dialogue between control and letting go and abstraction is of particular interest because it allows us to to express things that would otherwise escape our senses. It’s still a large field, even though everything is supposed to have already been made.

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