“ if my paintings could be put to music, what you would hear would be closer to jazz than to classical music ”
Courtesy of the artist.
I am a French Painter. I was born in 1970. I started painting at the age of 7. Through the years I have specialized in abstract lyrical, visionary, symbolist and expressionist art.
Finding most of my inspiration in romantic poetry, nature and music – mainly classical and jazz -, I have always considered painting as a form of language per se stemming from the musicality of the world, with its own rhythm and tempo and movement, associating shapes and colours to form a harmonious ensemble. Granted, a language without a voice, but unencumbered by the limitations of that voice – an art form which gave me complete freedom of expression.
However if my paintings could be put to music, what you would hear would be closer to jazz than to classical music – an impulsive music, instinctive yet controlled, and improvised around a leading theme; a music all at once gentle, daring and unpredictable, and full of meaning. In the same fashion as jazz music, the true and full messages and symbols of a painting are rarely accessible at first glance. You can never tell how many layers and themes will appear, unless you are prepared to study the composition to the full.
For colours to work harmoniously, they must vibrate and dance on the canvas like so many notes dotted on the score of life. My paintings burst with life, associating color and movement in a vibrant, seemingly instinctive manner – they call on one’s senses to vibrate in unison.