My artistic universe is a mixture of pictorial creations, sculpted assemblages and installations, which draw their roots from an interest in Matter and Materials. Very early on I liked to grind the sand, the earth, the wood, immerse my hands in the paint, feel the textures. I would say that my first relationship with painting is above all sensitive.
My influences are diverse and consecutive to my university research but also to my meetings, my travels. My first great artistic discovery is the work of the Catalan artist Antoni Tapies and the power of his "Matiéristes" paintings. I am also thinking of the Franco-Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki who greatly nourished my pictorial universe.
So I sailed for a long time between these two artistic currents: "Matiérism" and Lyrical Abstraction to finally bring Matter out of the frame.
Today my works question our relationship to the Living , to humans to our environment, to connections with our interior and exterior space.
I question our relationship to worlds, I propose combinations through dualities of matter and materials.
I paint spaces of connections using my favorite material: coffee grounds . I integrate body impressions into my paintings, I sculpt dead wood, I associate shards of glass, stones, plaster, trying to inject a form of energy into seemingly inert elements .
It is a way of enhancing and rehabilitating Life at a time when the erasure of the subject and its environment has never been so preoccupying. At a time when the very extinction of the human species is in question, I speak of our link to the Living, of the place of the Human as Thinking Matter , of natural elements and of the relationship we have with them.
Antoni Tàpies, Zao Wou-Ki
The artist at work
2019 ART SHOPPING Biarritz, France