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SOUTH AFRICA. Discovering BRONZE SCULPTURE

After Morrocco, and a quick stop in my family up north of France, I was extremely please to keep on discovering Africa. I stayed 1 month and half overthere, working in various field of creation, meeting great minds and people, wandering in contrasted neighborhoods, staring at amazing landscapes, and swimming in two oceans.

UNIVERSAL SELF. Bronze sculpture

UNIVERSAL SELF. Bronze. 55cm high. #3/9. 2012.

About Art, because it is what I should talk about here, I’m proud to introduce you to one of my favorite piece I ever did,  a bronze sculpture I did with the great help of Otto from THE FOUNDRY in Capetown.

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Mural on the HOSPITAL CHU of MARRAKECH.

As long as it is the street that opened me the door to the galleries, each time I do an exhibition somewhere, I try to live the city, and leave a gift to its street and people.

HAMSA *

HAYAT. Acrylic painting on konkrete wall. MARRAKECH. CHU. 2012

Among the people I met overthere, one is the architect of the hospital, and we got in touch in order to plan a mural on its entrance. The title of the piece is “HAYAT”. It is the intent of bringing healing vibrations to a certain location, so that those entering it can feel a bit of hope in a place which balance between fear and faith.

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QUINTESSENCIEL TRANSPARENT. 3,60m high metal sculpture.

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.

We keep it just about the Art for now.

QUINTESSENCIEL TRANSPARENT

QUINTESSENCIEL TRANSPARENT. Metal. 360x150cm. 2013

Beyond all the canvas, ceramic, lightbox and drawings I did a sculpture originaly inspired from the metal drawings that you can find on the doors of my neighborhood there in the Medina.

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CERAMIC JARS. Playing with volume in MARRAKECH

Salam *
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. Ceramic volume

MARS. Man with the sun. Acrylic on ceramic jar. 90x40cm. 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!

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MARRAKECH. CANVAS & MAKING OF THE SHOW : “EPYPHISM”.

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

5th DIMENSIONAL LOVE MACHINE. 155x251cm. 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.

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MARRAKECH. SoloShow @ David Bloch Gallery.

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.

WALK AND TALK. Azores Island.

A few days after I came back from the northest of the earth, I had the opportunity to go to its center, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There was taking place a festival of muralism in the beautiful island of Sao Miguel.

PINEALEMENT VÔTRE. Azores islands.

PINEALEMENT VÔTRE. Azores islands. Acrylic on wall. 9x 16m. 2012

This travel was some of the most hollyday like I did lately. I had time enough to discover the land and sea, and did really enjoyed its beauty.

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HELLIGE HEKS FORTUNA. Komafest. VARDO ISLAND. NORWAY

To start the summer, in july 2012, I had the chance to travel to Vardo, an island at the extreme north of Norway, where daylight never fade. Since it s above the polar circle, the night nevers comes in summer, the sun always enlighten the land, even through the cloud.

HELLIGE HEKS FORTUNA

HELLIGE HEKS FORTUNA. Holy Witch Fortuna. 7m x 25m. Vardo. NORWAY. 2012

Pobel, a norwegian artist, invite me among other friends from all around the world in order to bring some Life and Creation to a little town from which people were tending to emigrate since the industry of fishing went down.

I truely think we were all happy to bring our piece of Hope to its people. To share something real with authentic human-beings able to survive the absence of light and enhance its perenity. A ying-yang lived to the edge. MY LOVE TO VARDO !

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EXPRESAR SE ES LIBERAR SE * Wall painting in Madrid.

For the opening of the Mulafest in Madrid, a few friends and I were asked to make some painting instalations. I’ve been painting a wide wall during two days…didn’t got any idea of what to do since i hadn’t got time to think about it…but I jazzed it, and these words came out : “EXPRESS YOUR SELF IS GETTING YOURSELF FREE“. It sounds better in spanish but still you can enjoy the message, the colors, and the shapes.

EXPRESAR SE ES LIBERAR SE

“EXPRESAR SE”. Spraypaint on wall. 2012. Work in progress

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FESTIVAL OF THE WORLD. Remed meets Saner.

REMED Letters.

REMED COSMOGONY. Acrylic and spraypaint on wall. (Detail) 2012. London.

During end of june, I went to London in order to take part in the Southbank Festival of the World. There, I met SANER, a mexican artist and friend, who i already met in Madrid 3 years ago. It was a pleasure to improvise some walls with him, outside in front of the Tames, right by the river. A latin summer in London.

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