Exploring, acrylic painting
Exploring, acrylic painting
Let's play with colour ! It is a game about the physical parameters of the colour as well as about its symbolic possibilities. In fact, experimentation appears in the texture (depth, paint flows and stains), in the creation of contrasts (between colours and forms), and in the meaning of the colour. Colour is fascinating, powerful, because it is a tool and sense at the same time, a language and a message. The aim is to summarise all this data in the expression of an idea, a concept. Energy and intensity must translate a sensation or an idea to which, as an "individual", we can give a particular signification thanks to our cultural and emotional heritage.
This picture is inspired by and is a reinterpretation of a painting by Pietr Mondrian, a Neo-plasticism theoretician, with Theo Van Doesburg, in the 1920's. Their aim was to destroy "object" so that only purely plastic elements like the line or the colour remains on the painting. Here, the austerity of Neo-plasticism is broken, and every components get its autonomy back in a happy harmony. Acrylic on canvas ; 60*60 cm.
Fascination and unease for a painting titled "Langlois", in reference to Jean Giono's character in his novel Un Roi sans divertissement, and to his fascination for fresh blood stains on white snow. The meaning and the pattern are also in connection with the more contemporary character of Dexter, a hero created by Jeff Lindsay, and shown in an American TV series. The link with the world of literature is doubly present through the symbolic of the stain, which also has the shape of an ink stain, representing Jean Giono and Jeff Lindsay's profession as writers. Acrylic on canvas ; 60*60 cm.
This triptych plays with the Native American symbolism. The feather headdress on a green background draws a parallel with the war through the red flows which evokes blood and violence. Then, the headdress on a black background proceeds to a graphic simplification of the object. The red is still there, on top of the feathers, like some sort of arrows. The last panel depicts a geometric pattern of Native American craft. Red is present on the background, making room to Art as the headdress is unbuilt and rebuilt. Group of 3 canvas, acrylic on canvas ; 60*60 cm each.
This superposition with two colours on a black background, made without paintbrushes, insists on the notion of contrast. The contrast on shades of colours and on forms in action translates a feeling of dynamism and energy. Here, the artwork is action rather than contemplation. Acrylic on canvas ; 100*100 cm.
Contrast between two different tints of blue, colour and texture. Acrylic on canvas ; 100*100 cm.