Solo show “Meetings” Mouvements Modernes Gallery
From the 10th to the 20th of October 2018 - 29 rue de Seine Paris 6.
Walls shape our human landscapes. From Beijing to Jerusalem, they divide, support, link, protect, wrap, hide,... Men have built them, sometimes erected them, at other times forgotten them. Their surface can be the basis for all kind of stories, and their decay shows unexpected palimpsests. They have many different functions but they all ask the same enigma : « Given a wall, what is going on behind it ?* »
The reminiscences of the various impressions left in my imagination by these walls are at stake in the exhibition. The « Meetings » we’re invited to discover are the ones that occur between the different states of the clay I work with : « Strength / lightness, erasure / emergence, abandonment / will, crop up / outcrop ». Among all these paradoxical qualities, I chose three : lightness, relief, flight.
In a tension towards lightness, a mural. Here, I seek to transmute the materiality of the wall and bring it to a state of abandonment, through a tense gesture in which the brush stretches up to exhaustion and erasure. This proposition tries to « open the wall to something different » : to contradict this wall which separates and draws frontiers, to empty its essence to give way to an interior landscape. To bring to its surface the infinity that is on the other side.