L’ART, C’EST L’INTROSPECTION EXTRAVERTIE. Mural in Marseille. 2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

I’m blessed to travel a lot, and learn through those journeys. But it’s hard for me to write the story each time while it’s happening. So I usually take a day or two to write all at once, so that I can read it meanwhile I’m writing it. It’s easier to make the link between each step and then get a better understanding of what s going in my Life, or in My Art, which is almost the same…

L'ART, C'EST L'INTROSPECTION EXTRAVERTIE

L’ART, C’EST L’INTROSPECTION EXTRAVERTIE. spraypaint. 10×60m. 2013

Marseille, because of random (destiny?) factor, led me to bring the freestyle state to the next level, bigger in space, larger in time, heavier in materia.

The stranger I am wrote a 60m wide letter to the city starting with those words I found while living in Marrakech : “ART, IS THE EXTROVERTED INTROSPECTION ”

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THE ART OF FREESTYLE. Part 3

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Freestyling, Jazz… to me, is the best way to instantly blend the Mind, the Body, and The Soul. Connecting to Consciousness. Perceiving the ocean while surfing the wave.

It is when randomness meets destiny. I mean, when you feel the structure rather than you pretend to know it. When you allow yourself to play with it in order to, consciously or not, make it evolve. It is when The Here is The Now, and not the “how?”. Flowing from the past to the future, always being The Present.

I believe that any creation comes from the ability and choice of someone to be available.

MUJER ACOSTADA. summer 2013. Mixed media on canvas. 100×161cm.

One specific point I do enjoy about being in the state of “Freestyle” is the stimulation due to the everlasting process.

And the result ! The result is always True. More real than any other instant, since somehow, its all the instants at once….This result, when recorded, always shows Who the Creator is. Each time I freestyle on a paper, I draw the Now, or the desire of the Now, which somehow is the future, but still is the Now. And if I like or not, I do always recognize my self in.

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THE ART OF FREESTYLE. Part 1

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Freestyle“,  the Art of improvisation. The cultivation of surprise, honesty and pleasure through instinct in the process of creation.

Untitled. 22.10.2012. mixed media

THE GESTURE. Mixed media on canvas. 145×199cm. 2012

In most of my creations, I often choose to dig a clue ’til its end. I usually dedicate as much time as needed to the conception and achieving of a canvas, or any other artwork, so as to reach a vision/feeling of  harmony that satisfy me and may touch you.

But I also Love “freestyling”, directly on a canvas, no previous sketch or ideas… You just have to stare at the empty space a few minutes, Read on… » » »

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THE ART OF FREESTYLE. Part 2.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Eventhough most of my production is done with much care,devoting time to the application of various layers of a same color, with a certain sens of perfectionism… I often use the rest of my tools after a tight work to make a “rough” one. Sometomes, I have enough strength and trust in my gesture to do a piece in an hour or two. Letting my hand talking for me.

Living the realization of a canvas as a real creative process.

KNEELING MAN ON THE GO

KNEELING MAN ON THE GO. 100×150cm. Mixed media on canvas. 2013

Because most of the time, the creative part ends when you finish the sketch on the paper.

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3 NEW MURALS in SOUTH AFRICA. Woodstock.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

As seen below, my good friend Ricky Lee Gordon invited me to spend some time down the earth on Mama Africa.
I already knew Joburg, or a part of it, `cause I came there last November, but I never seen Capetown before. And the whole journey was extremely contrasted in terms of environment, and always surprising.

BETWEEN SKY & EARTH. South Africa.

BETWEEN SKY & EARTH. Capetown. SOUTH AFRICA. 2013. Photo by K. Warshkow

I spent most of time in an old fisherman neighborhood named Woodstock. It’s quite a strange place there, since it s an area in process of gentrifaction, and you pass from one fancy block with various shops & galleries, to some old small streets that could seem abandoned but are not.

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