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Painting: Oil on Canvas, Wood.
I started this work in my previous Parisian studio during the summer 2011; and summer 2011, for The Parisians, that was rain, wind, freshness, nothing which really doesn't look like a summer idleness. But you can also just say it's ideal for working! These kind of weather conditions are the genre where my imagination feels most at home; so as long as creative inspiration keeps coming, anything can happen.
I've spent my last years of research, trying to describe the world: The small world just outside my window here in Paris with the homeless people on the streets in front of the small grocery shop, the cash dispenser, the metro entrance… but also recent events on TV news with its cohort of misery, destruction, widespread displacement, new genocides, got the better of me. Not to be able to look at, not to be able too, not to look at...I was exhausted.
I believed in the "hot soup" at dawn, I drank with the "dark cup" of the shade.
Getting disillusioned of oneself, when one is already disillusioned of all things, is perhaps the best way of making oneself relive thousand flames that had been thought extinct.
Defeating self-doubt the obstacles to come.
Bring back chance.
Journeys are also made in the head.
Keep the moral one to advance.
Authorize oneself being weak.
Show its weaknesses.
Get to the essential points.
Reveal the mystery, the desire still in gestation and give way to pure pictorial pleasure.
Oil on linen.
A diptych such a Manifesto.
Reality is in the manufacture of the painting.
My relationship to painting is not any more in term of capture of the real-world. It is the picture in itself which is reality. What is the reality ? It's the reality of the act to paint which comes to appear there. I any more will not seek something elsewhere to nourish it or to justify it.
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