What other term could better describe the unique style of Stephane Cellier's last works?
This Classically trained French painter has pushed a very complex technique from the XVIth century, called "Multiple Transparent Glazing", to its climax, going as far as superimposing up to 50 layers of different transparent colors, in order to create a unique "shine through" stained glass effect! It's an optical illusion created by the fact that the colors are not physically mixed but are transparent layers applied one on another, which allows the light to reflect differently on each layer. Unfortunately no camera can capture that illusion... You have to see an original artworkto discover how fascinating it is.
Stephane Cellier is also at a major turning point in his career. As he says himself, "It's the end of the alimental works, as beautiful as useless, only aiming to make me live from my art. Now it's my turn to nourish my art."
Therefore, his latest works, such as "Mechanical pleasure", "Demonic influence" or "God's bad joke to Adam" are born. Works created with that technique, but representing an "enigmatic" subject in which each observer will find a different meaning and yet so "obvious" for each one, that eventually they realize that it is their own emotions reflecting on this painting.
This is what we could call... "reflecting-paintings".
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