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 created by our binocular vision which allows each of our eyes to see the artwork from a different angle.
You have to see an original artwork to 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 feed my art."
This is how his latest works, such as "Mechanical pleasure", "Demonic influence" or "God's bad joke to Adam" are born.
Enigmatic, on purpose, to make each observer find a meaning and yet so "obvious" for each one, that eventually they will realize that it is their own emotions reflecting on this painting, because any other viewer will probably find a totally different meaning.
Now and ever, it is for these few seconds of invisible and sincere exchange between you and the artist through his work that will fuel his inspiration.
"Finally, it seems that a simple stationary object could eventually become...interactive!".