Mixed media: Painting on canvas with pigments, acryl, sprays, dried coffee
ABOUT THE WORK
Material: acryl,sprays,pigments with coffee
This painting is 2 cm thick.Characters, profiles, round or triangular eyes, pointed noses, arms, lips, beaks, birds, tongues, bubbles... all... Read More
This painting is 2 cm thick.
Characters, profiles, round or triangular eyes, pointed noses, arms, lips, beaks, birds, tongues, bubbles... all these characters and details stand out on a coloured background thanks to their black and white outlines.
As is often the case in my work, this canvas can be turned over, even from four angles, and can therefore be read and interpreted in different ways.
The title "Mirette ou Picassette" naturally appeals in a humorous way to a resemblance to certain works, both by Picasso and Miro.
The descriptions of the different interpretations of this painting from different angles will be done from right to left.
Under the first direction presented (from the right):
At the top right, a piece of the character looks like an owl with a stern eye... that blows bubbles?
It seems to be watching a blue-eyed figure with a triangular head and body and elongated, filigree limbs, moving to the left.
Her left forearm forms the top of the skull of another curious being with an almost parallelogram-shaped head, a large square white eye and a triangular blue pupil. This one is perched on long emaciated legs and is holding out an arm. This same arm forms the lower lip of a new figure.
The latter is a profile with a pointed nose, a large round red eye and a white and blue pupil. He is holding out a thin red tongue in the shape of a ... penis? It could be a totem. The triangles and rounded shapes could be a headdress and/or his hair.
The canvas turned "on its head" (second image) takes on a new interpretation:
- The first individual, still wearing triangles, looks like a bird with a long beak. Its piercing red eye looks like an arrow. He has long black eyelashes and wears a round red, white and blue earring.
- The second figure looks at him fleeing, perhaps frightened..., head backwards, with antennae or pointed ears, long thin black arms in the air and legs wide apart. One of his feet is wearing a white shoe.
- The triangular man is still there, on the left, the white triangular head at the bottom, as if walking on his head.
- At the bottom left, again the owl with a square eye and white pupil or a quarter of a face, including a piece of eye. He continues to blow bubbles.
The canvas turned over again (3rd image) reveals:
- At the bottom right, a character with long emaciated arms and legs, parallelogram eyes and head, "antenna hair", long red bust framed in black. His filigree arms are black. The one on the right is double. One of them rises into the air in the shape of a triangle, the other emerges from a rounded shoulder decorated with a round elbow. The white triangles would represent his legs and penis. The rounded part at the bottom left would be either his hand or the tip of a new character's skull.
- In the air, a triangular being is flying over him (always the same one).
- And at the top, still this character or animal making its bubbles.
Finally, the last direction, the only one missing in the views:
Bottom right, still the same human-animal individual making bubbles.
- The triangular man is still there too, on top, walking towards the top of the canvas.
- At the top of the canvas, a sort of wiggling spider-bird with a white beak and multiple legs. The insect could be spinning its web to catch all this curious little world.
- Surrounding it, on the right and left, birds with pointed beaks are watching it.