The world as it is skating on thin ice, there is a feeling that it is fragile and that as in Winter, the end of winter, people are soon to see something new, a renewal of hope and a rediscovery. This is what I hope 2016 will be: a strong attachment to more humanistic values, not forgetting that what we possess is fugitive and that we’re only sliding on this life, like the skaters.
Exhibiting in Amsterdam was a great inspiration for me and it pushed me to move forward with my artistic practice, and to paint more freely, as if it was a piece of music. Using inks and acrylics together with pieces of collage, i reinvent a universe in which the viewer is invited to dream, breathe and imagine his/her own magical world. I will be live painting in Amsterdam accompanied with musician Fred.
The juggler personifies our very human tendency to try to keep control over events, and it shows us that we can do it in a smooth way, elegant and playful. In our modern lives, our imaginations, our minds are caught by multiple distractions, and it’s only through technique, patience and a kind of out of the box way of thinking that we can cope through this
Art possesses that function. Making us realize that all remains open to new points of views and it stresses the power of the human resourceful mind, restless to find paths, answers and hope. May this painting help you find in yourself what can bring back the spark of life that has never really left… it was just asleep and is now eager to play again.
Innocence ends when we realize that we do not only lead an independent life, magically sustained by an exterior force that we can’t really see, or don’t want to see. As in the Karma theory, everything is linked . We are interdependent, we need other human beings to feel truly human, even if it is only through books or movies, and we are complementary.