I just came back from Weil am Rhein in Germany, where I’ve been invited among RIPO, SOZYONE, C215, MOSE, TAPS & more.
I presented my latest works, and had to paint a 6x4m mural on which a 2x2m wooden square was hanged in the center.
THESE FEW WORDS. Acrylic and spraypaint on wood. 200x200xcm. 2011
Just before I came, I started to make some spontaneous free writings on paper. I always loved writing, playing with the meaning and shapes of words and letters, but I spent most of these last years working on the abstraction of realism. During the process of this mural, I enjoyed the organic freedom of playings with words’ curves and rimes.
REMED. Gouache and markor on paper. 2011
The first meeting I had with letters was with the ones that build my name. I have repeated them, on and on. Alzays living a part of spontanity that would bring the unexpected variations that would surprise me.
CES QUELQUES MOTS. Spray and pen on paper. SKETCH for the wallpainting.
For the wall, I’ve been inspired by this paper, but wanted to find a sentence that would provoke a deeper feeling than a name can do. So I tried to find some rimes. And these came out :
“THIS FEW WORDS THAT CURE MY ILLNESS, THESE FEW LINES THAT CALL YOU WITNESS.”
The text is written in french which is : “Ces quelques mots qui soignent mes maux, ces quelques signes qui vous font signe.”
“CES QUELQUES MOTS…” (THESE FEW WORDS…). Spraypaint and acrylic on wall, with 2x2m canva in the center. 2011
DETAIL of “CES QUELQUES MOTS…” (THESE FEW WORDS…). Spraypaint and acrylic on wall, with 2x2m canva in the center. 2011
I painted the center part with acrylic paint so that it would be much cleaner than the wall, and create a contrast between the mural and the canva.
“CES QUELQUES MOTS...” (THESE FEW WORDS…)