Since my childhood, painting challenged me when I saw my father painting. His ability to reproduce realistic scenes fascinated me. In elementary school, I had a lot of fun and I spent a lot of time doing visual arts.
During teenage, considering that I could not paint at home, a person lent me a room: a piece just for me and my art! It was a turning point for me. Some people, whom I did not know, came to see what I was painting. I was a painter.
Subsequently, for many years, I drew a lot in my spare time. I made sketches freehand where we could see faces, landscapes and various unreal forms. I tirelessly drew curves, as spontaneously as possible, in order to create the purest forms. I also did a few lead pencil portraits, but I always came back to the spontaneous movements made with ballpoint pen on sheets of paper.
I consider myself self-taught. I like to say that drawing and painting are old habits for me!
It was in the late 80s that my professional career began. I had the chance to frequent during a few years the painter Marcelin Dufour. I showed him my paintings and through his constructive comments, he accompanied me, without directing me in my artistic approach.
I think that painting is first and foremost a creative act. To paint is to defy the irrational in order to give birth to something new.
During these years, I mixed and spread with my hands the painting directly on the canvas. I still made curves using spontaneous gestures, but this time with color (oil painting on canvas). Everything was abstract. I was looking for purity, which I found in abstraction and in spontaneous gestures.
I also made paintings with my fingers, following the rhythms that I imagined.
In the 90s, my technique gradually evolved. I made several oil abstract paintings, in which there was no trace of the hand. My goal was to allow the colors, by diluting them a lot, to intermingle so that they themselves bring us into the unexpected.
At the end of the 90s, while maintaining this abstract technique, I added over clean lines, similar to those of my adolescence: textured lines that served as an outline for my subjects (characters or stylized animals or other abstract forms). All my paintings were preceded by sketches made freehand with a pen, as in my teenage. Moreover in these years, I was inspired by some of my sketches of adolescence. This journey allowed me to make a loop with my great passions of teenage: clean lines, both impulsive and suggestive, with abstract colored backgrounds.
Over the years, this technique has evolved. In my paintings, I created a white background dotted with colored spots or a powder blue background. On these funds, I added "contour lines", which I filled with color.
2018: I make a return to the abstract world. I developed a new technique. This allows me to create works that are an extension of myself.
At the beginning of each creation, I think about how to place the first streams of colors on the canvas, but very quickly the rational gives way to spontaneous gestures.
Throughout the creation, I improvise. I instinctively adjust myself to the colors and shapes that appear on the canvas. Each step of creation becomes a source of inspiration.