50 years old already! The time of reckoning has arrived, and I admit that it is a little frightening to look back and see that my career, pretentiously described as "artistic" is littered with a multitude of works as useless as beautiful, since their only reason for being was to be sold. Well finished artworks, classical, but without souls to please anyone.
And effectively they have been really liked, these "artworks", to the point that some were even sold before being completed. This is probably what we call a successful career, a recognition. But this leaves, above all, a bittersweet aftertaste of the unfinished; the feeling of self betraying during all these years, even if I could never disown these works that represent, even so, a part of my story...
But, I'm finally 50 years old! And now it's the end of the beautiful landscapes and other still lives that fill my website. I finally paint like if I were a child again, with an open head and a full heart. I paint so intensely now, that I could almost go back in time. My latest works are growing with me. They talk about my fears, my doubts or my hopes for this long journey that is life.
They also talk about you, MOSTLY YOU! Yes!
When you discover one of my works such as "Mechanical pleasure", or "God's bad joke to Adam", you may seek the hidden meaning. But at this exact moment, please remember that it is your brain that you are exploring, not mine! The meaning that you will find will be drawn from your own story, from your own sensitivity, not from mine. So, if you keep this in mind, you will realize that my work is talking about you : Ask yourself why you think it represents a romantic romance between a robot and a woman when it is possible to be more simply a woman in need of physical pleasure, using a machine...or...would not it rather be a symbolic representation of a "Casanova", playing with the feelings of a woman in love, in order to achieve his sole purpose : sex...or it could be...or not...who knows...?
You understand now that this painting is for you and only you, since the emotions and images that it generates are in you and only you. No one else can fell them the way you can.
I also desire my paintings to be a link between you and I. There is always a clue guiding you toward my interpretation of this work. For that, you just have to get closer enough to discover ...its title. It is at this exact moment that the different emotions that you have felt will echo those I wanted to share with you. when I was mixing all these colors.
It is only for those few seconds of invisible and sincere exchange between you and I that, now and every single day, I want to use my brushes.
50 years old...and I finally realize that my one true talent was to have grown old without ever becoming an adult...
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