Les Formes Pures
Ondes, Profondeur (Waves, Depth) 77 x 73 cm
Light is an energy that comes from the Sun; within this energy, nothing is frozen still. Colours are also forces which act on the psyche.
Visually, the different colours are situated at distinct levels. This series of paintings aims to highlight this phenomenon of gradation and progressivity in energy levels.
Cercles, Pure Lumière, Pures Couleurs (Circles, Pure Light, Pure Colours) 99 x 92 cm
The circle is the primordial shape, it is the beginning, the point of departure, the mother cell, the ONE.
Inside the circle, linen threads describe tightly-wound and slightly raised interlacing designs that catch the light and give body to a turbulence which is both restrained and peaceful.
A white disk against a white background or a strongly stated coloured disk, the discrete play of shadow and light is enough to give rise to a modulation, an energy of vibrations.
“Light is the most subtle state of matter and that which we call matter is but the most condensed form of light. The whole universe is made of this same matter… or this same light… more or less subtle, more or less condensed.” O.M. Aïvanhov
Les Sphères (Spheres) 71 x 65 cm
It was when I thought about the planets of our solar system and how they were formed when cosmic dust was condensed that I decided to call this series of circles Sphères, as my aim was to accumulate and to condense multiple coloured points. Each of the Sphères series of paintings is therefore an aggregate of many touches of colour making up a harmonious whole from a number of heterogeneous elements.
Each circle clearly stands out against a background in soft and more generally bluish tones that is the definition of ambient light, of daylight. The harmony and specific characteristics of each sphere are determined by the relationship between the colours on the inside and those on the outside.
In an attempt to differentiate and to try and qualify them, I have given each sphere the name of an angel from cabalistic tradition; by their very nature, angels have no body, but their presence may be felt thanks to the virtues that they manifest in the subtle world. Colours are a language and their discrete and imponderable energies can awaken in us the expression of immaterial qualities.
Lueurs (Glimmerings) 84 x 80
In Les Lueurs, the circle becomes diffuse like a luminous halo on a neutral surface. I’m not trying to create an illusion, I am searching for colour combinations that will make the variations in light intensity seem natural. I study the harmonies that are unique each time and which, perceived globally, will conjure up the plausible vibration of a point of light.
Totally concentrated on the qualities of the colours, I experience these paintings like listening to silence.
Symétries (Symmetries) Formats variés
In reaction to a period spent studying the informal, I wanted to experiment with its opposite: the rigour of symmetry.
To preserve spontaneity and unpredictability, I put into place a method which guaranteed harmony, whilst simultaneously allowing many possible courses of action: I use pre-designed modules which make it easier to identify the different points. I place constellations of hundreds of points which are arranged symmetrically, then I look for the elliptical curves which will connect them together. In this way, numerous curves come into being, the more remarkable ones will determine master figures to guide my colour work. In this way, I obtain a dynamic complexity of lines and colours. Shapes appear, blossom and then fade away in a tangled web that implies more than it shows.
I associate this series with my work on internalisation obtained through meditation: its symmetrical structure, like a skeleton, facilitates relaxation and equilibrium and ensures a stable base which sets the spirit free, letting it travel through unusual and subtle regions. It is only natural therefore that a vertical image of a body often appears.