To learn, to forget, To explore, was to lead me to my own truth
Right after being a student at Olivier de Serres, and when I began to study in the National School of Fine Arts in 1988, the art media were constantly mentioning that Art was dead.
I did not agree. I could not accept the very idea of the death of Art.
I had to choose a different path in order not to be stuck in a dead-end.This is when I began to explore this long and challenging road which was to lead me to my own truth.
I started by learning how to depict reality as it appears to everyone. As I developed my theoretical understanding of art, I was able to acquire the skills required to represent shapes..
I attented a series of lessons on nude painting which used live models, and I spent hours observing, and sketching the animals in the Jardin des Plantes. Studying in Paris allowed me to immerse myself in ancient cultures and museum artwork.Later on, I endeavoured to translate, of my feelings, and perceptions into shapes, colors and materials.
I experimented a lot, sometimes using Paul Klee's comments from his book "On Modern Art", or Matisse's quotes, or my own intuition.