I am one of those artists who think that a statement is only useful when the work you contemplate is too obscure to be instantly recognizable... I consider that a work must be primarily a means to communicate with those who are viewing it, and if your work requires explanation, unfortunately it means that it remained silent.
That is why my work moves toward a single goal : create an interactivity, a connection between the viewer and the artwork to make him feel an emotion, positive or negative, in order to allow him to enter, for a few seconds, into the essence of the work.
Contrary to what is usually done, I like to create artworks in which, it is the characters who are watching the observer. Through this exchange the viewer and the artwork can communicate, without the use of words. These personal connections, sometimes with heavy meanings could be perceived as disturbing by some or friendly and pleasant by other observers ... and these multiple links that develop between the viewer and the artwork will create “the soul of this work”.
For the same purpose, in some of my other works, I might place the viewer in a position to share a key moment in the life of the characters, almost making him a relative, a close friend .... or even an enemy.
Even when I create a landscape or a still life, I like when a story or an emotion is hidden in it. Beauty is everywhere and does not need an artist to be seen. What I want to represent is the emotions that are created by watching the beauty.
Of course, I can also clarify that my works are made using classical techniques of the old French Masters such as "grisaille", "multiple glazing" or "polish", but it only matters when it allows me to achieve that desired effect : give to the palette the emotions I felt while creating each of my works; an echo in the sensitivity of the viewer, and allow those few seconds of sharing to remind us that we're all ... simply human.
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