I consider my work as abstract, three dimensional, technical, sometimes mathematical and place it in the category of geometric abstraction.
When I create assemblies to be hung on the wall I try to add as much as depth in it as possible, to play with shades and add a light reflection game through a hidden coloured surface. A good example is my 3D assembly titled "Secret Yellow" from September 2013:
In horizontal assemblies I try to realize a maximum of interesting perspectives.
A game of shades can also play an important role like in this artwork tittled
"Green Towers (in a deep blue sea)" :
I like to alternate in creation, "loaded" art pieces which are often complicated technically by more minimalistic, pure and simpel pieces. Creating artwork with a minimum of forms and colours is often the most difficult to realize. Here are two examples from my collection:
"3 Mâts", 09 2013.
"Triple Black", 07 2013.
Where does my inspiration come from?
In my case it comes for about 80% from spontanious creation and for 20% from dreams during the night. The night visions are written down in a small notebook for later use. Most of the time I play around with different shapes of differents dimensions that I place on a surface. I continue "composing" until I find the right composition.
Sometime I create such weird and complex combinations that I need to take a picture of it in order to make it reproducible. Alternately I may like to create something pure and simpel. In that case I think ahead about the colours I will use later to turn the object into an interesting piece of art.
My work is quite technical and demands precision and organization if I don't want to make mistakes or lose parts. During the process of creation I engrave the work with a "creation number" and each part will be marked. When the work is assembled I make a picture of it. I use this picture in a computer program that helps me chose the colours.
Creation in the making in the workshop.
Art piece assembled, ready for painting.
The art work virtually painted to try out the best colours.
In the workshop I disassemble the work and apply 2 layers of primer. When all the parts are dry I go into the house to apply 2 or 3 final layers of acrylic paint. I do the painting by hand (brush or roller). I don't use a pistol.
The artwork has been painted in reality.
Title: "Croix et 2 Bannières", 09 2013.
The final touch in the paintshop.