Fiften Sunsets and Fiften Sunrise A Day*, 2018
Plexiglass and white light. Variable Dimensions. (Photos: Salim Santa Lucia)
From the entrance, we can perceive a sparkle, a mysterious call towards the last part of the long and narrow space. The mystery is cultivated while we get closer, like a “painting in space”, the plexiglass arches melt with the ground and their sharp and straight shadows. As we are walking, the secrets of the volume reveal themselves, the curved lines stretch and dissociate. This work question as much the relativity of points of views and distances than our ability to project defined evocations onto abstracts forms. These objects estranged from their original function (displays) can become, for example, rulers or luminous rings of an unknown planet or star. (*The astronauts from ISS, International Station withness, on average, fifteen sunsets and fifteen sunrises a day).
Peripherical Fovea I, 2018
Mirror paper (55 x 65 cm), matt varnish, satin varnish, ink and ambient white light. Variable Dimensions.
A play of opacity is created with the combination of covering matt and translucent satin. Two speeds melt: the first varnish being applied softly, slowly and regularly, while the second is applied vividly. The linearity of the brush traces is contradicted by a very fast gesture of the hand imitating the daily action of clearing (or erasing) the steam on the bathroom mirror. In the framework of its first exhibition, Peripherical Fovea I was placed close-by a large window and was therefore permeable to changes due to the time of the day or the quality of external light. Another drawing, Peripherical Fovea II, from the same series and made of same elements was placed in a cellar where a beamer projected a video and a white-blue light embraced and conquered the space. This cold color temperature set the stone of this cellar from the 13th century in another temporality - far from the glow of a candle flame. The similarities and differents experiences of theses two drawings allowed then to appreciate and include this transformations and surroundings as full-fledged materials.
Our Feelings Will Be Soaring, 2018
Ambient white light, various varnishes, iridescent paint and polyester. 30 x 45 cm
The studio life is made of materials which enter and are send out transformed - some remain stagnant, as the reminders of an invisible labour and a research to find the perfect combinations. This color chart on fabric is the preparatory basis for a bigger artwork. After being manipulated for several weeks, it finally acquired its autonomy - almost completely recovered with iridescent paint. The density of the paint confers a new character, flirting with strangeness. Matter, gesture and subject melt.
Il viendra demain, 2018
He will come tomorrow
Colored filter, light, porcelain medium and polyester. Variable Dimensions.
A mathematical and abstract thought is figured by a drawing in space: the outline of a staircase and its steps weathered and inclined by Time. A perfect alignment in the first possible point of view, which deconstruct step by step, while we get closer.Anything could happen next. The staircase is here envisioned as an architectural time where the infinite of possibilities remains. Its access is blocked to open to a fantasmagorical field. This textile panel is partly recovered with porcelain medium, cultivating an ambiguity regarding its identity - between the fluidity of curtain veil and plasticity of a tarpaulin, synonym of a space in an ongoing transformation.