Self enquiry and identity has always been a focus in my art and my spiritual path. Who am I? Many answers come forward. I am one specimen of the human beings, with its unique feature, and the fascinating thing is that all will dissolve eventually.
Photo: 'Specimen'. 2021 (selfie)
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I am a French artist living in London since early 80s. My work shifts between figurative and abstraction in order to explore female identity, symbolism and the language of colours. My source of inspiration and references stem from poetry, songs, deep emotions, and meditative states. The work produced has a strong psychological or spiritual presence.
I use a variety of media, mostly oils, acrylics and photography to explore my themes. The titles I use are part of the creative process, and in many occasions they initiate the work. The process of manifestation and destruction often takes place during the making of a painting, as well as tuning with inner vibrations . I frequently ‘flood’ my paintings on the floor, creating a momentum between chance and control, thus feeding the next stages of the work in progress.
I have a fascination towards the 'soul' or the personality of people that reveals itself mostly through the eyes. I often explore portraiture of my imagination or those that intrigue me. I then seek to access states of mind hiding behind expressions.
One of the themes that I revisit regularly is the exploration of Tantric symbolism as it allows me to work in a more abstract and meditative way. At times, my technique may involves incantation in a ritualistic approach while working on spiritual themes. Words then filter onto the canvas, as repetitive mantras, and merge as part of the composition.
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