The Artist

statement1I am a French Artist based in the UK. I have lived and studied Fine Art in France, the UK and Italy. I also have a master in computer animation. I have had exhibitions in the UK and internationally, on public and private commissions.

All of my works are, in some way related to technology and our relation with it. As an artist, I wish to expand the notions of what is Art and participate in the very dynamic dialogue between digital technology, Science and the Arts.

My works are often formed of meshes or strands (paint, pla, clay or digital ) intricately intertwined together. They are ambiguous  and chaotic but there is also harmonies within created through repeating patterns. These  patterns are inspired by fractal and CG generated images through 3d terrain scanning and tomography.

The work  also arcs back to the random events and the unpredictability of things. Random patterns are layered and repeated. These layers create complex networks that echo the complexity of Nature.

Mathematician David Ruelle talks about “strange attractor” to describe some of the shapes that emerge from certain diagrams. “These systems of curves, these clouds of points, suggest sometimes fireworks of galaxies, sometimes strange and disquieting vegetal proliferations. A realm lies here to explore and harmonies to discover.”
Strange attractors by David Ruelle, The Mathematical Intelligencer, 1980

For me this is the point of making the work : to discover the work through the act of creation itself. In my painting, the surface patterns endlessly repeat and create an infinite amount of variations. Starting with one line the surface creates it own landscape.

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Previous work

Walter Benjamin “age of mechanical reproduction’ has multiplied a 1000 fold.
In a similar way to one of my previous animation project titled “Shape-Shifter”, I see Art as ever morphing, and constantly evolving. Today’s Art has a Virtual dimension and artists have to find new strategies. We are caught at the moment of transition from the analogue to the digital. New digital medias offer a parallel reality of infinite alternatives similar to Borges’ piece “Garden of forking path”.

In these shifting times I always reach for different materials and uncover new artistic ways of expression. Raw data and information is often downloaded , remixed and reformatted.  In the age of remix , the artist might as well be called a DJ.

In the seeming Shizophrenic world we live in Art finds new ways to portray the changing technological age. Despite the rate of immense cultural changes and velocity in this time of transition painting remains  relevant in our increasingly virtual lives.