Feuillages (Foliage) Formats variés
Who has never been fascinated by the shadows cast by leaves on a sheet of paper, the ground or the façade of a house?
In the Sun’s glare, each tree describes a specific dark outline in which it is sometimes possible to distinguish one variety from another… depending on the shape of the leaves and the way they are disposed. Each tree has its own handwriting, its own signature.
I choose leaves and branches both for the simplicity of the phenomenon and for the drawing’s complexity. I do not worry about shape but about the play of light. I scrutinize the harmony present in the exchanges between colours, between zones of shadow and light.
Each painting proposes a particular quality and intensity of light.
Each painting fixes the light of a unique moment that will never be repeated.