06/12/2018

Between brush and feather


Drawing and painting have always attracted me, so I drew on my school notebooks and schoolbooks and I also spent my free time there. The images are sketched out, outlined, composed and then refined, becoming present through lines, colors, shadows or lights. Thus the drawing, the painting is composed, organized, imposes itself. The same goes for the sculpture that I discussed later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. I worked different materials, mixing them sometimes, vast field of possibilities.

Naturally curious, I like to watch and observe people, objects, landscapes, places, decorations, events, movements, the way the light illuminates them, plays with their appearances. But one must also know how to see, to be impressed beyond the visible, the apparent and the agreed.

To implement, to realize one's sketch one has to find the right tools, the supports and the adequate materials. So I discovered and learned different techniques according to what I undertook, but so as to express my best.

Far from trends, schools and fashions, I followed my "little merry way" according to my research both aesthetic and on the merits. In every work there is what one puts in addition to his purpose, such as his way of seeing the world, his feelings and maybe a little more. The spectator looks at her according to his feelings, visions and also his opinions on art.

But, since always, I like to write, to compose with words as with notes or colors. The stories, the characters come to me, first stealthy, then more and more present and obvious. Thus all this develops, unfolds to flourish over the course of writing, while the words flow, are organized in sentences and chapters.

Life being made of many small things such as colors or perfumes or music, I also like to illustrate my writings of drawings, paintings, etc. For me, all artistic, musical and literary expressions are based on the inspiration, but also rhythms, shapes, colors and evoke scents, melodies and dreams.

The techniques are only tools that must be used correctly, and wisely, in order to say and express the best about it, which evolves with its author both in form and in substance and may relate to different if not eclectic temes. To create you have to know how to keep an open mind and take an interest in everything without a priori, capture the air of time.

The trend of time


Regardless of schools, fashions, currents and snobberies of initiated intellectuals, I continued my way and my research, my personal journey. At the same time, I participated in various events, such as group exhibitions, where I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with artists with personal universes. I met some people who had things to say and the talent to do it. Yet, few of them can make a name for themselves in the closed markets of art (idem in literature, music, etc.). Fashions pass and follow each other, speculators and businessmen make and break successes as they please. It has always been so, but posterity has often done justice to the miscreant. To create, to project, to imagine is often to be ahead of time, which is well known, but no one is a prophet in his country.

It is true that for decades materialism and money have governed our societies with a great deal of marketing and communication. A hurried, superficial world where form prevails over substance, discourse on thought, politically correct on the human. A world that runs ever faster after what no one knows, unless it's after money or power, or celebrity, or ... A world of standardization, globalization that erases and crushes cultures, civilizations, history and stories in a mealting pot of stereotypes where everyone and everything are gray/beige, similar, dull, under glitter and tinsel. A world organized to enrich a caste of privileged people at the expense of those it exploits to produce more and more cheaply, and to which it sells these same products for its own profit, leaving them no other choice to survive in a poverty still growing. A world where this elite pushes to the exodus of populations, then to sweep them on other countries where they come to increase its stock of slaves/consumers while this same elite exploits the natural resources of their countries of origin.

Of course, the fauna, the flora, the environments are also suffering the perverse effects of all these technological advances, or rather the uses that are made of them. Whole regions destroyed, disappearances of species in large numbers, pollution of all kinds. So, they give themselves an ecological alibi by playing the sorcerer's apprentice. To say that a few decades ago some had denounced this new society that started, engulfing everything. But to denounce it, to reject it have not been enough. The globalist elites of the high spheres of finance have cleverly smothered all the excesses of resistance. The system has thus inevitably imposed itself, in a forced march, from messy to messy, from conflict to conflict.

Today, all this seems irreversible, or about to collapse as a house of cards, the future will tell if we give him the time and we give us the means. We owe it to future generations, but also to ourselves, to try to save our humanity, our planet and our societies, civilizations and cultures in all their diversity. It is there, I think the artists, the creators, the poets and other irrational entertainers or dreamers must refrain the memories, give back colors, perfumes, melodies and light to the future. It may be enough to believe in it and move in that direction.

16/06/2018

Artist, author and consultant

Funny course, off the beaten track and surprising on a resume. However, the sense of observation and the ability to take a step back, necessary when working on a painting, a sculpture or the writing of a book, have proven to be very useful reflexes for counseling . Similarly, the need to architect and then structure a composition or a story, from a sketch, is also found in the design process of information systems. For an artistic or literary realization to take shape, it is then necessary to specify the lines and the axes which will carry its subject, then the movements with the evolutions and their progressions, finally, it is necessary to find the right tone as well as a balance and a general harmony. The objective is to give an impression of obviousness without the efforts being perceptible.

It is a similar approach for a consulting service, only the tools differ: to identify the problem, to architect and structure a solution, to support and develop it, to write documents presenting it in a clear and intelligible way, often explaining in a simple way complex things. Here too, the presentation and writing must be harmonious and attractive (pity for the recipients of the "cobblestones" produced by the consultants!). We must make the concepts as well as the obvious and natural solutions.

Whether you are working on a performance or an artistic or literary work, the aim is not to please yourself, but rather to provide the most appropriate solutions for the company and its collaborators, or to carry out something that will be a window off the everyday for the reader or the viewer.

To create is not only to imagine, but it is also to render account, to testify of the time. For this you have to live in the "real world" and rub shoulders with the company, which proves to be an excellent school and a field of observation of the most exciting.

Finally, being an artist, writer and consultant at the same time, it is not so crazy, but rather compatible and complementary.

27/04/2018

Inspiration

To conceive a book, whatever the genre, is first of all to have a story to tell carried by characters who, often, only make their heads. What constitutes the frame.

But it is also, over the course of this story, to enrich it, more or less deliberately or consciously, its own philosophical reflections, metaphysical and other divagations, which compose the backdrop.

All that remains is to express all of this by finding the right tone and the wording most suited to the subject and the story, but also of natures to best serve the progression of the story as the characters.

When you slip in a bit of poetry and a part of dream, it becomes possible to create a particular universe where the characters evolve naturally, where the story takes shape.

That's how I imagined and wrote all my books, around particular worlds, some of whose facets are found over several of them, while others are totally different and particular.


Libretto for a rock opera

Booklet to a rock opera built like an ancient drama in which the hero dialogues with choirs, both offset and timeless.











Science fiction

Retracing the journey of an explorer to discover another world, in which he has for only fellow the board computer that has a certain personality.












New - novels


Series of news telling a same day view by different members of the circus with their dramas, their joys, their lives.

Serie of news each talling its hero.

Fresco on several periods of lifes through events, news, felt ... air time.

Set of poems with their illustrations, drawings pen and pastels, along with a collection of stories that told of Time Traveller long day.

With drawings pen and pastels that relate the course of these timeless characters that are Time Travellers.












Witness - account



The Justice of Predators
Where are note the chronics, non-romanticized, of the struggles of an entrepreneurs family face the harassment of all kinds.











Legends - fantastic


Set of 11 volumes gathered in five volumes, including a collection of poems, in four parts, each illustrated by a painting or a sculpture or a drawing or engraving who find themselves, for some, in other volumes where is composing the history of this planet by will of songs, some passages back, similar and different, refrains Times.

04/04/2018

Author and characters


To imagine, to feel, to seek, to innovate, to testify with lucidity and impertinence, to tell ... and to create, to express our emotions, our reflections, or our vision of the world, in short our universe.

But, if the artist puts into his (her) work what makes his (her) point, many things slip in spite of himself.

However, the viewer sees what he (she) wants to see according to his (her) culture, but also what his (her) own imagination suggests.

So come, let yourself be carried away by your imagination to some elsewhere following the Man, Son of Person from the Forgotten Tales, or the Baladins of the Tales of the Carrousel, or even the Gallic Explorer of the Travel Diary from Elsewhere, unless you prefer to meet Marc, Sylvie, Hervé, Annie and their friends of Twenty years old in May, and After?
















20/03/2017

26/01/2014

Models

When an idea comes to me, I seek technical solutions as well as style, the best able to express it better. If I do not know, I learn. The technical mastery, and its subtleties, are not an end in itself, but a means.

This is probably why I them mixture, why I them assemble or associate.

Sometimes I work on command (bas relief, painting, plate ....) and some sculptures were also models, for example Departure for a fountain. I also design objects, jewelry, clothing, etc.. I prepare the implementation of fashion accessories or decoration with reproductions of paintings or drawings.