(Vénissieux, France, 1979)
"My pictures call the eye by whispering. They are a bit my childhood dreams and pictures, free and surrealistic."
Being a trained illustrator, I turn towards the painting for the freedom that it offers me. I look for a spontaneous line, a more naïve mind. After having learnt to draw correct (figurative), I try in some way to unlearn to find more softness and poetic quality. My pictures call the eye by whispering. They are a bit my childhood dreams and pictures, free and surrealistic. They don’t speak about determinism or obviousnesses of life, but about absences, silences, illogicalities. Poetic forms, strange associations, sometimes funny, make up the universe where I make my characters glide. They loose their head, sometimes their arm or their hat, they try to find themselves, they go into hiding, they find consolation... The sources of inspiration are numerous; in bulk: Schiele, Modigliani and Munch for the expression of figures, Grosz (painter) and Golub for the composition, Chagall, Ernst and Klimt for the poetry and the spirituality. Lastly, Miro for the freedom, as well as many illustrators and graphic artists discovered through posters, the press, flyers and Internet.