«Like myself, the line is searching without knowing what it's looking for, refuses the immediate findings, the solutions available, the first attempts. Avoiding from refining, blind investigation line. Without leading anywhere, not to be beautiful or interesting, crossing itself without flinching, without turning away, without knotting, without seeing any object, landscape, figure.»
Formed in the Visual Arts School, Geneva, I live and work in Haute-Savoie, France.
I have held various activities in connection with creation that I continue to practice for some of them: visual arts teaching, music and musical performances, art performances, sound and light installations, collective paintings, graphics, animation of workshops for creative expression.
In 2007, I resumed my personal artistic activity.
4 – 21 novembre 2010, Arcade Chausse-Coqs, Genève (individual)
5 – 30 octobre 2011, La Pinacothèque, Genève (individual)
In situ, Old town, Geneva (collective)
Fiasko, Geneva (collectives)
Palud n°1, Lausanne (individual)
Halles de l'Ile, Geneva (collective)
Saint-Gervais, Geneva (individual)
Arcade Chausse-Coqs, Geneva (individual, collectives)
Revue Diptyque n°1, june 2010, "La part de l'ombre", front page, 3 inside pages.
A few words about my work
This new phase in my work began with the need to find «the right shape». The first experiments led me to black silhouettes on white background, very precise shapes yet unrecognizable. These shapes, I have called «formes on»: undefined shapes. Characters, objects, sculptures, organic or mineral shapes? «One» cannot say. As the indeterminate form of the french language «on», these shapes are also still undetermined, in process, full of unknown. I then felt the need to examine these shapes more closely, and had to answer the various questions they raised: out of what were they made? Of which material, of which life were they the outward sign?
Groping with the tip of my tools, I realized that I required not only the shape to be right, but upstream, the gesture too. I still dig the same vein. Beyond or below the acquired knowledge, rules of composition, technical propriety, the right act meets a kind of inner necessity. When completed I feel a kind of alignment between several levels: the physical level (gesture, gaze), emotional (correlation between shape and feeling), affective (appeasement). Despite myself, a kind of intimate mapping is tracing step by step, where both shape and gesture, and even format meet the need of the moment, were meandering paths correspond to these interior landscapes, sometimes agitated, angry, worried, other times appeased, serene, happy...