Marrakech….still…so much to say about it. I’m sorry I don’t exactly know how to arrange and present all what happen there. And I only talk about the Art, but would love to show you pictures of the Life, the Neighborhood…the people.
As you may know if you read what I write, I’ve been working a month in North Africa to prepare a soloshow, many paintings, drawings, kraft working metal….but here I’ll show you 3 jars I’ve been painting.
They represent universal beings, the first one is a man sitting with the sun.
MARS. Man with the sun. Acrylic on ceramic jar. 90×40cm. 2012.
Maybe I don’t need to give you clue and should just let you see what you want to see. But I’d like to describe a bit the anatomy of this being. So you casn understand how these simple shapes came from. On top of the jar, you can see the face of the man, standing on his neck in the shape of a pine. On its left, you can observe part of his hand. Down on the right, two half spheres beside to the other build the chest of this human. Then, still going down, you can see a circle representing his abdomen. In the right bottom part, two small vertical half cirlces mark the booty of the man. And finally, the large shape on the bottom left part is his thigh. Still, you are free to see what ever you whish. Further in this post I also uploaded pictures of the 2 other ceramic. Enjoy!
P e a c e to you my friends, those I know, those I don’t.
After 6 months of traveling for Art and Life, I’m finally in a sort of holidays and take time to write a bit about my experience in Marrakech.
As I wrote before I spent 40 days having a residency at David Bloch Gallery, in the center of a country I love since longtime named MORROCCO. I had there the most introspective period(s) of my Life.
5th DIMENSIONAL LOVE MACHINE. 155×251cm. Acrylic on canvas. 2012
I’ve been knowing Marrakech for more than 15 years now… As some may know, It influence my path in many ways. Because of discovering other point of views, because I learn there that time is an ally rather than an enemy, and because it’s one of the most interesting place of Art considering the geometry has being used for centuries to develop an amazing abstract figuration language, which obviously influence me a lot either it was consciously or not.
It’s a pleasure for me to say I am currently in Marrakech preparing “EPYPHISM”.
It is a great honor for me to present my first Solo exhibition at the David Bloch gallery in Marrakech, since
this city is very special to me because I have learnt the relativity of time and space in my earlier days overthere. It really changed my Art such as my Life and it s perception since then.
In September, my friend Ricky Lee Gordon, allowed me to come to discover Johanesborg, a mad huge contrasted city, built wright beside the Cradle of Humankind.
There I had the opportunity to meet the director of the RockArt Museum, who introduced me to the amazing ancestral Art of the Khoi san, known for beinng the guardian of our roots.
I got really inspired by the ambiant culture, legends and people, and produced 2 huge murals, along three smaller, 2 canvas and a sculpture in the shape of a prothea flower.
Above, you’ll find a video in which you can see the process and result.