I have always been fascinated by colours and interested in painting. Since I discovered abstract, primitive and oriental arts as a teenager, during visits to museums, and thanks to courses organised outside the school framework by a teacher, this attraction has been constantly reinforced.
However, my studies in literature (3rd cycle) led me for a long time to the writing side. But, at the same time, I remained captivated by everything that frees itself from words to arouse emotion, the graphic arts and contemporary dance in particular.
As an adult, I have always as friends artists, choreographers, photographers, amateurs and collectors. In a professional context, I met and interview a certain number of them.
I have also published a portfolio ‘Outre-toiles’ composed of texts inspired by the works of a painter friend and their reproductions. I wrote and published a book of interviews with the choreographer Jean Gaudin, Les équilibres du vertige.
As president of an association gallery, I have participated in the organisation of exhibitions and curated one of them. Since 2009, still in an associative framework, I have been organising the ‘Goûters de l’art’, a biennial exhibition in the barns of the hamlet where I live. Unfortunately, the pandemic led me to cancel the edition planned for 2020.
But, until March 2011, apart from a few unsatisfactory attempts, I wasn’t practising. IT, which belongs my world for almost forty years, ‘unlocked’ me. At that time, a magazine devoted to digital art published an article about a free fractal generator.
Curious, I downloaded it and started to create them, to ‘push them around’, to play with their limits, then develop a creative process. At first, I try to ‘erase’ their very iterative aspect, to stay on the edge between symmetry, repetitions and chaos. I associate them with textures, photos, elements of digital painting and use the potential of layers, fusion modes, etc. To avoid falling into the process, I always favour experimentation and like to leave a little room for hazards.
My ambition, through my work on shapes and colours, is to open, without using words, the doors of the imagination and emotions. For me, it’s a question of ‘giving to see’ according to the terms of Eluard, and not of explaining or indicating what one must see.
It’s for this reason that I exclude guiding anyone in their reading or interpretation by giving titles to my creations or by providing an accompanying text. The meeting between the work and the viewer becomes the place of a real exchange, the space of a fusion between colours, atmosphere and experience, sensitivity.
My digital creations can be printed on different media: art paper, canvas, Forex, Plexiglas, aluminium, and even tarpaulins for outdoor use. I limit the impression to five copies maximum, they are signed, numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. I also reserve the right to use my works (neither signed nor numbered) for supports such as business cards, postcards, portfolios…
I have a good screen and the results to print are in line with my expectations. However, what you see on the site may be different depending on your hardware.
The copies on the site were resized for the Internet and heavily compressed.
If you want to know more about my course, see my profile on LinkedIn.
You want more information, offer me an exhibition, do not hesitate to contact me.
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According to the definition of fractal , of the Latin fractus, broken “is said of mathematical objects whose creation or form finds its rules only in irregularity or fragmentation; Is called the branches of mathematics which study such objects. To “dig” you can read the article on Wikipedia.
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