I've always been attracted to the extreme, do not "love" but "love" things "immense" and not just "big."
At first I drew a lot of characters extremely thin then they began to enlarge unlike me. Most of them are huge and that like them I see my own body.
I am influenced by artists such as: Voutch, Francis Bacon, Mark Ryden, Valerio Adami, Lucian Freud, Jean Rustin, Ray Caesar ou encore Leigh Bowery.
It is certainly not physically represented but it forms in your mind, so it's up to him to invent what he wants you to see: A close, a person smiling, sad, blonde or brunette ...
This gives a kind of interactivity from the image, then look good and you will see.
Deepening a little question, I think we can feel an expression by the body. It is, nevertheless, the 3 / 4 of our being, yet most of the time, we summarize the other as they please.
I tend to draw many women in my images as they are, first, visually interesting and, secondly, their world attracts me and I feel more close to them.
I would like, through my work, show that the folds and curves can be beautiful and pleasing. But if you look in more detail, big or thin characters of my paintings are never really completely.
I was born in
Meaux in France.
I go live Toulons from the age of 3 years with my family. In 1978 I met my nurse,
« Aunt Joe » I like the nickname. Her apartment is at the origin of what would become my passion: The kitch.
One morning in 1979 my mother discovered, opening the door my bedroom, floors, walls and furniture covered with felt blue.
To this day, its complementary the orange holds a special place in most of my paintings.
I go back to the capital in 1986.
In September 1987 I entered the college and high school "Françoises Cabrini" in Noisy le Grand (France). I'll make the meeting of friends who follow me to this day. At the same time I sign in 1990 during the evening the IPMD.
In 1991, two days after the anniversary of my 16 years I get hired in a Mac Donald . The adventure will last 4 years.
In November of that year I learned that my French teacher, the one for which I had pushed my education through high school, get sick and not coming back no longer. Seeing no reason to continue my studies I put an end to my classical curriculum I register for the following year in section graphics Institute professional in the decoration.
The school closed its doors one year after my course of 3 years ...
One evening in May 1992 my illustration courses is different, it will be decisive for the rest of my artistic career: I decided that night, after presenting an unfinished picture on the theme of the accident, not to represent the head of my characters.
I studied for 3 years at this school and going to live three years of artistic decadence being surrounded excellent students and friends which indirectly will push me to give my best. My teachers are divided. On one side those who pushed me to develop my vision artistic and others who do not believe and do everything to give me a guideline on more "conventional".
In June 1993 I will have surgery for a dental problem is with your mouth closed and time to recovery.
Then I lose 40 pounds in just 2 months. The needle of the balance was down from 110 to 70.
It was after this event I do, distortions and all the deformities of the body, an obsession.
Deviations, distortions or anomalies disproportions are much interested and touched me. The anguish of living in a shell chair that is not mine me still going.
My art will serve me for the most part to exorcise this evil being. P>
same year I fell severs a tendon in his left hand I lose the rest of my life 50% sensitivity of two fingers of his left hand. 6 months later I am the victim of an accident scooter, a car hit me hard.
I lose a part of the sensitivity of my knees. Following this accident my characters will adopt the same as mine knock knees.
After leaving school in 1995 I will work for magazines such as "Parent magazine", "Psychology" ou "Management " etc.…
I work under a different name, unable to impose my characters "decapitated". The press is there to sell and take little risk. This work performance do not like it is in large part why I decided express my art in another way.
So in 2000I will do my first exhibition at the Fnac. It is well received by the public which will encourage me to continue in this direction.
On 2003 I separate myself from the man who shared six years of my life, I change apartment and install my workshop in the northern suburbs of Paris in France.
This is the date of my move on 3/3/03 I started my journal in images by taking a photo a day of what is happening in my life.
The exhibits are linked to me fly to recognize my vision of art. Even if is is really not easy I do not regret the choice made that famous night in the course of 10 years earlier illustration.
I worked with galleries as "The Look", "La Hune Brenner", "L'Art de Rien", "Art Présent", the gallery "Hype" of Palais de Tokyo, "Espora" in Madrid (Spain), or the showroom "Edouard Rambaud".
In 2006 I collaborate with my friend always Aude Réant publishing my first book:
« Body and Soul ».
We meet the words and images to dive deeper into the magic and the effects provided by the union of these two expressions. We discuss in this book scenes of daily life through minute details, the colors of our children and small pleasures familiar.
I have a real passion for everything "ugly ", what is commonly called the kitch, all these things that some love and many others hate it. The fact that our eyes do not all have the same vision of the world fascinates me, this theme reaches quite the obsession I have for bodies.
I do everyday, the foibles and habits of people and sometimes the absurdity of certain situations my main source of inspiration.
So naturally I go out in 2007 editions Psshit my second book entitled: « The book that when I have simple pleasures and little problems I write in »
This book is very much in line with my work. I present some 40 paintings on the theme of tiny pleasures and worries that punctuate our lives every day. It is also an opportunity to present the first part of my Pictures of the day.