Outsider Art – Figuration libre – Self-taugh – Art Brut

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Les papillons de nuit - Peinture de paysage nocturne - Outsider Art - 2015

Les papillons de nuit – urban landscape with moths – Outsider Art painting – Figuration Libre – Art Brut

An outsider painting, alive, colored and free

My professional experience is marked by a long abstract period until 2010 followed by an alternating between abstract and figurative painting. After 2013, a brutal and definitive change had happened which carry me to a new free figurative painting. Today, my work reflect all my experiences, all my thinking about art, painting and life philosophy. The simplicity is now my master. I am looking for the full spontaneous work, without change, without doubt. I believe in my gestural and color way, in simple compositions, necessary ingredients to express and deliver my messages.

My colored paintings borrows the metaphorical imagination from the child still i am ; more or less visionary, more or less symbolic. In all case, i paint with instinct and obsessional freedom. My painting is the projection of my dreams or nightmares ; it is the extension of my anguish of our world which is without rudder. I try humbly to sublimate this incredible way of Humanity. I also remember the wisdom of the Ancients, first and native peoples which were in total harmony with Nature. This Humanity did not rhyme with cupidity and vanity. Nature was sources of thinking and meditation, the founding of a deep spiritual philosophy.

Outsider Art painting – To paint as a child

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L'île d'Oléron - Peinture de paysage - Figuration libre - Art Brut - 2015

Ile d’Oléron – Oléron island landscape – Figuration libre – Outsider Art – 2015

To paint as a child, or conjugate the verb to be in the present

 

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Le port – The harbor – outsider art painting on paper – 2014

I paint since several years in spontaneous way, and i always confronted my work to the child creativity, as so unattainable as so mysterious. Today, i strive for their extraordinary virtuosity, helped, nevertheless, by my experience and knowledge. The simplicity and spontaneity provide the breeding ground of my painting through which i tell a story. The work of Dubuffet and the artistic approach of CoBra art movement reinforce me in this instinctive relationship i always maintain with color and drawing. Actually in the continuation of Figuration Libre, a french art movement, i do my painting with extreme presence.

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La cité – The City – outsider art – 2016

Now, i paint preferably on large framed canvas. May be this evolution shows my new perception of the world. In all case, these formats offer enough space to tell the stories i have in my mind. Always in search of new ways of expression, my old abstract painting had become inadequate. Today, i deliver my world vision with total authenticity and unbridled freedom. I practice the meditation before painting. During the creative process, i am very concentrated and i care to be not disturb by anything. I just want to enjoy painting and only delight in this special time devoted to tell my feelings.

My painting is building in contradiction of our obsession for the prediction and the total control of all things in life. I realize that to paint in conscious present with a simple gesture is an original way of art. At first glance, my paintings could be considered as naive or even sweet. But finally, it reveal my deep environmental commitments without concessions. I deliver my messages through a pictorial bittersweet cooking whose reading is like the Russian dolls.

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Deauville – figuration libre – outsider art – 2016

My painting is now my true face. It open me to myself. It is that i am as never been before. It places me in present, in the moment of my life. I could say, literally, i am a contemporary artist. This state of mind is becoming my philosophy of life. An ethnic south American people is famous by speaking only in the present. It seems a very happy people. To chew …