A Dive into "Le Printemps" of Alexandre Calame
Since the beginning of the year 2016, I initiated a work around a painting by the Geneva painter, Alexandre Calame. My work is an exchange between the spirit, the romantic aestheticism, and our contemporary urbanity. To do this, I began by fully absorbing "Le Printemps" and reproducing it in 50 x 70 cm format with acrylic paint. This first three-month stage allowed me to delve into the details and depth of the landscape. I then materialized some elements appearing on the painting, a blanket of velvet lined with golden fringes, three necklaces of roses, cups and a wine carafe in silver. These objects are the soul of the painting, they give it its mysterious side and romanticism onirism. The project I am currently undertaking is a predominantly photographic work which consists in plunging these elements into our contemporaneity.
"Romantism and nuclear sweets"
Series of 19 paintings. Acrylic paint - 29.7 cm x 42 cm - 2014. With its nineteen plants and 58 reactors, France is the number one of nuclear power in the world. In the form of old travel posters, this work is a tour de France of these charming landscapes.
Print on paper, 2014.