fine arts and literature

nothing but flowers

The 11 works that constitute this series follow one basic rule: a geometric grid is superimposed over a photo of a flower that has been reduced to about 10 levels of gray. The resulting drawing is then reproduced on a canvas with a lead pencil.

Each of the "elementary graphical unit" of the grid –for example a square, a row, a ring– is then painted independently from the others, using a color for the darkest part inside it that is then lightened progressively for each clearer part.

The global process can be relatively complex; it is materialized, for each canvas, by a large museum label, actually a digital print on Perspex, which serves as an iconographic and didactic translation of the creation of an image.

The series title, referencing a song by the Taking Heads, indicates that this is a strictly apolitical work, with solely aesthetic and conceptual preoccupations.

The making of this work was documented day by day in several facebook albums: 1-3, 4-6, 7-10 and 11.

Cette série de 11 œuvres obéit à une règle générique : une grille géométrique est superposée à une photo de fleur traitée en aplats de gris. Le dessin obtenu est ensuite reproduit au crayon sur la toile.

Chaque « unité graphique élémentaire » de la grille, par exemple un carré, une bande ou un anneau, est peinte indépendamment des autres, en lui attribuant une couleur qui est déclinée du plus sombre au plus clair.

Le processus d’exécution est relativement complexe. Il est matérialisé, pour chaque toile, par un « cartel » en impression numérique sur plexiglas, traduction iconographique et didactique d’une image en construction.

Le titre de l’œuvre, référence à un titre des Talking Heads, indique qu’il s’agit d’un travail volontairement apolitique, et dont les préoccupations sont essentiellement d’ordre esthétique et conceptuel.

L'intégralité du processus est détaillé au jours le jour dans plusieurs albums facebook : 1-3, 4-6, 7-10 et 11.

Nothing but flowers #1

2013, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #2

2014, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #3

2014, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #4

2014, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #5

2014, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #6

2014, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #7

2014, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #8

2014, acrylics on canvas, 81 x 81 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #9

2015, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #10

2015, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 210 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 60 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers #11

2015, acrylics on canvas, 130 x 130 cm and digital print on Perspex, 40 x 40 cm

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

Nothing but flowers

The 11 "museum labels":

A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.

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A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.
A series of paintings representing flowers combined with geometric shapes.