Shadow bath, 2020
painting / photography
The shapes seem to move in a drunkenness of colors. The shadows underline the contours of these warm surfaces. They are plants, the evocation of the sea or a strong heat. These organic forms articulate and compose the images in a harmony of shades and are the result of a creative process that combines painting and photography. The color creates space, and the different surfaces give thickness to the image in an encounter with light. The long and marked shadows imply time, a precise moment like a summer memory. In an evocation of sensations, one feels salt, dampness and perhaps a little bit of the Mediterranean, which is languishing in a sun-red.
The « Shadow bath » project highlights pictorial images, created from photographed paintings. The surfaces of the image are intermingled and miscellaneous textures are created by the different production techniques. The physical matter of the paint and the grain of the paper contrast with the colorful touches of digital paintings.