“Last day – or when the landscapes are to come”, is a series composed of several paintings realized in a period of ten years, in parallel with the creation of other pieces of work. Some of the paintings have undergone modification several times.
The pictorial space is, in a sense, always a landscape: it can be the equivalent of the last thing one can see in the last moment of one’s existence. “Last day – or when the landscapes are to come” comprises various layers and references. In each piece, there is an attempt to create such an image: I aim at giving interpretation to the last landscapes which can be created and seen; the last thing we see – the end of “seeing” –, and the last frame.
As they have been created over a long period of time, the pieces of the series bear a historical component: they advance the question of painting on an artistic path. They are notably characterized by multiple working manners and diverse pictorial spaces.
The pictorial space is a context for affronting different forces. In “Last day – or when the landscapes are to come” we can see different types of spaces: subjective elements, adaptation from the history of art, or even elements of historical-subjective nature. Together, they try to narrate a long journey – going far. The journey can end at any moment, at any “now”, and in any frame.
A pictorial space is a context for affronting different forces. In “Last day – or when the landscapes are to come”, different pictorial spaces are created: subjective elements, historical adaptations, combinations of both. All these components try to narrate a journey – long and distant – ending at any moment, any “now”, any frame.
In “Last day – or when the landscapes are to come”, I explore the question of the historical vision of subjects and preoccupations, in an eclectic and multi-layered way: it is a long exploration process resulting in the creation of a series full of details, coming out of long and complex journey.
The path that can be seen in this situation “now”, if you look back, is at the same time “unactual”. It is thus contemporary, and aims, at the same time, at a historical analysis at the heart of the contemporary being.
We murmur for a long moment: ups and downs, doubts and mistakes, enchantment and interpretations have been explored layer by layer; like on an archeological site. Each layer reveals a period, an anecdote. In “Last day – or when the landscapes are to come”, the results of internal and external searches are put together, evoking the final pictorial space, where the landscapes move towards us from far away; we do but look at the last image captured in our eyes.
Last day includes 28 works of which you can see some examples below.