Represented in the SINGULART collections as well as at the CAPC de BordeauxI started drawing when I was 5 years old. Nothing very original, reproductions of comic book characters, inventions of boats, planes, automobiles. Interrogative in front of the great... Read More
Represented in the SINGULART collections as well as at the CAPC de BordeauxI started drawing when I was 5 years old. Nothing very original, reproductions of comic book characters, inventions of boats, planes, automobiles. Interrogative in front of the great classical compositions, 10 years old, having no training, I saw only the technical performance, while intuitively guessing that there must be "one beyond appearance". A force, a depth that I felt without however being able to analyze or decode the message (s). When I was 15, I joined evening classes at the Beaux Arts in Bordeaux (2 hours four times a week) and passed both levels in the same year. I did not try to become an artist, drawing, painting and everything related to art has become obvious.Production which is part of the continuity of a figurative pictorial tradition, of timeless classical spirit. Dense, elaborate, complex finished painting generating meaning. Attached to a hierarchy of values, considering that not everything is equal.
Bi-dimensional oil painting on wood, preparation of white backgrounds in the arti box. Casein substitute, plus a layer of hot skin glue. Limited choice of very solid colors. Opaque, fixed to light, stable in mixtures, siccative. The binder or medium added to the oil is Venetian turpentine. Pure larch resin which increases the hardness and solidity of the dough.
Cut-to-shape wood structures. Same pictorial technique as for the two-dimensional
Pencil drawings and mixed media: Pencil (graphite) on quality satin Arches paper and Arches vellum, traditional industrial or artisanal rag paper which is based on a work either in crossed lines, blending with resumption of crossed lines in order to to structure and give nervousness to the rendering, exfoliation process by addition and subtraction (nuanced and affirmed contrasts). Decoupage, collage in Indian ink with times and highlights in gouache or white acrylic, wash, and black felt
Humorous cartoons: Pen, Indian ink and wash
Developed sketch: Full-fledged drawings on all types of paper and mainly made with black felt