Ces toiles sont toutes nées d’un fragment de 3m2 de feuillage dans le jardin. Là, j'ai
trouvé un micro-univers de possibilités, et passé l'hiver à le ré-examiner. Combien
de fois puis-je peindre la m&eacirc;me chose, dire la même chose : que j'ai confiance dans
la nature, que je suis amoureux des feuilles, qu'un morceau d’arbre, même s'il n'est
presque rien, est précieux ? On passe sans regarder, on répète les m&eacirc;mes erreurs, je
peins et repeins ce détail de différentes façons, c'est ma manière d'exprimer qu'il est de
notre devoir de toujours observer les choses à plusieurs reprises, de renouveler notre regard.
My reference is currently the
natural world, turning towards nature and away from things making no
sense. I want to paint, but I want an activity that is disentangled,
unglued from its current stigmas, and I need to paint instinctively
for the sake of creation. I want to find a revisionist, perpetuating,
undulating rhythm and this muse is arguably without bounds. Perhaps
it is unnecessary to expand.
I have little to do with the awesome
city in which I grew up, and it is this distance building up between
us that is redefining integral values. Without the urban commentary I
move towards an essential composition but fall humanly short. I spend
probably too much time reading and watching the news, currently a
growing phenomenon around the world. And captivated by current
affairs it is as if, from my perch, I’m tuning in to a
programme called Fuck The Planet Fuck Man (and other animals). Issues
relating to the environment both physical and moral, the power
struggles, the crisis, the corruption, the senselessness and the
tragedy. This fragile world scares me, but it does not .inspire me
directly to make art. Instead, I am bolstered by a world that takes
such dramatic shape, and am able to plunge into a personal idealistic
realm. I believe we could all look more closely at the natural world,
to come to terms with our abuses and its needs. Surely we are not
here to plunder its treasures for the purpose of human expansion?
Surely we are not so arrogant as to believe that we are the
all-important life-form? Let us hope that in the following years, we
can collectively make progress, and make amends.