Our recent work for "ROUGE" included images that are often close to abstraction, but still based on reality: an existing material or surfaces, recognizable. Absolute abstraction was never totally achieved, it was our choice. Approaching the border between fantasy and realism is fascinating and playful, associating the imaginary and the real, combining dreams and origins.
Because the light is our brush, we wanted to continue to play, to dream, to look even further ... To drill holes in the blackness.
Now comes NOIRS.
Black does not mean sad! It is beautiful because by some kind of self-sacrifice, it allows us to perceive, to observe and to discover the light and the colours, therefore the matter.
In our culture, the relationship between blacks and colour is not as binary as one could be tempted to think. If the absolute black absorbs all the wavelengths, it would be characterized by an absence of colour but the reality is very different, much more surprising!
Very rarely pure, black is linked to colours.
It reveals micro-details, trends, influences, so that each point shining more or less makes us apprehend one or more isolated or dominant colours, because it leans on the material, accomplice of the light. As such, black is not unique, it is fundamentally multiple.
But this multiplicity remains mysterious: one speaks easily of "deep black" and curiously never of "light black": if it is deep, the black could not it also be revealing?
Such an incursion into the worlds of NOIRS is a fun quest, sometimes complicated but fascinating... To bring out the light and the colours out of the black, it is necessary to be attentive, curious, to stir the received ideas and to question oneself.
Before starting our actual work, it is essential for us to carry out researches, trials and error, it means to go back and ahead, it implies to never let go. At the birth of each image there is a real base, no matter what is its origin. What matters is the attraction that the final image arouses, its power of seduction, to take us elsewhere, in a world that everyone can conceive according to one's own dreams and imaginations. We just want this exhibition to take visitors elsewhere, nicely and gently.
From now on we propose some images of these researches, perhaps they will give the tone, the tones, which we pursue.
To enjoy the incredible and surprising richness of NOIRS…