Un Monde Sans Forme
Echos Lointains (Distant Echoes) 102 x 73 cm
Following on from my series, Paysages, the desire to evoke nature has dissolved in favour of an explosion of colours. Brushstrokes have become lighter and more dispersed creating spaces of freedom.
No longer being tied by the need to produce an image, I let myself be guided by the density and the energy of colours which merge, attract and repulse; a dynamic and profound universe takes the stage, a kind of original chaos from which all of life may spring.
The subtle and varied touches of colour, by dint of additions and assertions, lightening and softening, being corrected or stretched, finally reveal a sensitive and radiant material: complex colour is the concretisation of a substance which is radiant and intangible, vibrant and alive.
Cristallisations (Crystallisations) 146 x 140 cm
Influenced by the Support-Surface group following discussions with Jean-Pierre Pincemin and in an approach close to Concrete Art, I tried to treat the surface of the painting in a uniform way. I chose to divide it up into non-specific pentagons, a shape that does not allow one to divide up the plane in a regular and even way. Randomness and uncontrollability became the key factors at stake, an aspect that I reinforced by varying the colours whilst following my structuring idea which excluded any subjective or sentimental expression.
Territoires d’Infini (Infinite Territories) 146 x 121 cm
These Territoires d’Infini tell us of a distant land where nothing is known or recognisable. This territory is made up of a matter whose origin is to be found before life came into existence and which contains the potential of life itself. A primordial silt, a magma of particles of light… it is an ocean of intense activity.
Far, far from the world of shapes and appearances, I am striving to invent a raw material, essentially made up of light, where photons, atoms and molecules undertake permutations according to an infinite combinatory logic. This unstable matter, which is simply energy in action, is in perpetual transformation: movement, fluidity, plasticity… a never-ending renewal. No stable shape may reside there.
Fragments of infinity, these paintings have neither up nor down, neither left nor right… They can be hung from any side.
Above and beyond the teeming activity of the coloured motes of dust, there are spaces of silence where the body becomes ineffective and ill-adapted; only our soul can travel there and reach out to the limits of the universe.