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My work shows a particular interest in the history of abstraction, especially minimalism and monochrom paintings. It takes shapes of compositions related to space, somewhere between paintings, sculptures or installations. These arrangements deals with pictorial issues such as tensions between surfaces, flatness and relationships between surface and volume.
I’m using often poor and mostly simple materials like fabric, tiles, or even cardboard. By turning them into painted surfaces, I’m trying to reveal their potential as materials to be explored and understood, in a pictorial, pigmented and textured way. Material shifts here towards abstraction, which is seen not only as non-figuration but also a dismantling of elements that constitute the composition. Whatever recognizable objects exist in my work stay in dialogue with abstract form.
My practice leads me to some kind of poverty of action, symbol, material and status of the material, flirting sometimes with disappearance and invisibility. This process produces some kind of unstable aesthetic: fragments and heterogenous parts that have been through the studio need to reassembled for each new space. This is a way for me to introduce new meanings into an exhibition space, and vice versa: the place often introduces another possible reading of my work.