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THE ART OF FREESTYLE. Part 5

About The Art of Freestyle, with pleasure again. Cultivating the ability to forget (what you think you know) so that you can be fearless of the mistake, or repetition, and eventualy Create in a free and purified way.

The fifth part, a beauty full number. Hamsa. The Quintessence. The reunifing step of the Opus Magnus.

But let’s not analyse too much and just present the process of a released mind through the “memorylessness” of his hand. So here are a serie of three drawings who decided to be created beyond my will. The first gesture was the seed of its sisters lines and brothers shapes.

MIRA, LA LUNA !

MIRA, LA LUNA ! Wax on 300g paper. 70x100cm. 2014

For this Artwork above, I started, as usual, by looking at the paper…long time…until i don’t remember how long.

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THE ART OF FREESTYLE. Part 4

I just ended yesterday the 5th step of the Art of Freestyle, but here is a quick post about the 4th.

AUTORETRATO en Mexico

AUTORETRATO, FUMANDO EN MEXICO. 70x50cm. 250g paper. 2014

While in Mexico, I had to stay home sick, and because of the sickness, I experimented some feeling of distortion of time and space…nothing like pink elephants in the sky, but a smooth confusion, or alteration.

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L’ÊTRE. On the path to KAUYUMARI. Mexico. Huichol culture.

Blessed was I to spend the last month of 2013 in Mexico.

I had never been to that part of the World, so I was very excited about discovering its people, its culture and its lands.

L'ETRE

L’ÊTRE. Pencil and markers on 300g paper. 70x50cm. 2013. Mexico

But once I came out of the plane, my body felt terrible. I spent the 10 first days ill, laying, blocked in a home which was not mine, unable to see then do what I was hoping to… But still, I could start the meeting through books and documentaries. I choosed to remain friend with Time, and learned a bit before i could feel.

Nine days later, I was healed. I could go out and rediscover, walking the first steps on the path to Kauyumari.

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THE TELLER AND THE LETTER. Mexico & Martinique.

I always loved the Letter. For its shape, for its inner-power. The infinite potential of depth and shape through the association of one of them with another, in a word, or all of them in a phrase.

R E M E D

REMED. Spray paint on wall. 5x7m. 2013. Mexico DF

Apart from the auditive language, I, as most young human-beings, naturally tended to “draw a description” of something rather than trying to “write” in order to register an information, whether it was material or emotional.

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BIAC. Biennale of Contemporary Art. Martinique Island.

During November, I’ve been lucky enough to be flying to Martinique island, in Caraïbes, in order to take part in the first biennale of Contemporary Art there. The mission was to create a mural of  more or less 10 by 8 meters.

CYCLOPE, FEMME GRENOUILLE, & ASTRONAUTE

CYCLOPE, FEMME GRENOUILLE, & ASTRONAUTE. Spray on wall. Martinique Island. 2013

As i choose to arrive virgin of prejudice or stereotype where I go, The first thing I did there, such as in most of the place I visit, was to learn about the most ancient Art of the region. So I go in the street talk to people, learn about the legends, and visit the Archeology or/and Anthropology museum rather than any other. It’s where I find what i need to find. It s where wisdom and knowledge, when not hidden, is exposed.  And there…I’ve been very inspired, feeling I was touching some of our lost memory.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART. Chicago. USA

This summer, after my ankle was healed, I’ve been able to go and stay a month in Chicago, living in Little village, Pilsen neighborhood.

I was invited by the National Museum of Mexican Art in order to do a large workshop with the students of this institution.

PAJARO COSMICO. Chicago. 2013

PAJARO COSMICO. 6x18m. Spraypaint and acrylic. Chicago. USA

There, I had far enough time to accomplish what I had to. And I always have admired popular kraftwork, worldwide geometric patterns. And Mexican folk Art is a great sample of it.

So I felt like it was time and space for me to dig a bit the roots of the Art, to talk about what influences me, to work again with devotion and rigor within the intuition. Going deeper in seek, back to the basis of geometry. Introducing the students to ancient knowledge, accessible and meaningful to all.

So I decided to introduce the kids to the science of vibration, also called CYMATIC.

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L’ART, C’EST L’INTROSPECTION EXTRAVERTIE. Mural in Marseille. 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. 10x60m. 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 1

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. 145x199cm. 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.

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THE ART OF FREESTYLE. Part 2.

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. 100x150cm. 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.

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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