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...It all started (Began) with a ballpoint pen drawing during the lessons. Then came the exuberant and jubilant experiments where I tried "everything": inks, acrylic, pastels, chalk drawings on tarmac, collages, calligraphy and finally photography.
Initially considered as a practical way to memorize subjects glimpsed during my walks, in an unpredictable way, the charm acted immediately.
Photography is capable of creating all kinds of illusions, deceits like superposition of images and their surprises, unusual and strange mixtures. Combinations of images subject to accelerated aging (lacerations, creases, stains ...) mixed with all kinds of materials (peeling paint, cracked wall coatings...). But also streaks of light, reflections and architectural details.
When it's not the very structure of the film subjected to the worst treatments.
I’ve experienced so many things at my whim!
This series of images «Manipulated slides» made in argentic photography between 1977 and 2007 was the subject of exhibitions in art centers (CDBM) and especially at the Gallery Jean-Pierre Lambert in Paris, Gallery with which I have also had the opportunity to exhibit at FIAC Paris.
I continued my research and made several series of images: Aeschylus (2876), Dioretsa (20461), Glyphs and finally Carnival.
These images stand out from my previous work by the use of a digital and photo editing software but also scanners and later vector image software. With the happy result of multiplying the creative possibilities. But above all, the magic always operates, the dream has not dissipated.
Even if I do not give up producing a new series of images darker and mysterious or even disturbing in the same spirit that you can see in the Aeschylus series (2876), I hope I have achieved my goal to present colorful images, simple to apprehend and acting like a « color therapy »...