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My work is focused on the Being, on the Human.
His path though life, his beliefs (explora interiora) and doubts (hopes), his niche in this world and his aspirations. For years, he has been « suggested » to me rather than represented. Shades, silhouettes, effigies, profiles passing through the space of canvas.

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Technique mixte pigment, terre. 20 x 60 cm.
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Technique mixte pigment, terre. 20 x 60 cm.

With the Meltin series, about fifty works created in 2002, a profile became obvious to me, the half of a « REAL » face, in golden flesh. Though the portrait is a traditional and common genre in painting, this face-to-face meeting in the canvas’ mirror is and will always remain endless.

Meltin-profile is repeating faces outlined back to back, face to face, put together.

I am obsessed by that profile-face because of its peculiar universality and its potent accumulation of lives and deaths in a perfect balance – or imbalance.

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Technique mixte pigment, métal, terre. Diptique 2x 40 x 60 cm.

These profiles are unique, but arranged in their plurality as a serial family. A being that takes shape and thickens with the flesh of the painting itself over these successive profiles. A forgotten stranger’s profile, a distant person’s profile near at hand, one’s other profile. Mankind’s profile suspended in time, between presence and absence, between here and there, yesterday, now and tomorrow.

They are made of survival, of a mad hope. They are made of shade and light. And picturally, they are made of pigments, earth, water and gold. They speak to us of Eternity. These are... the Meltins.

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Technique mixte pigment, métal, terre. 120 x 180 cm.