Book Cover Simple pleasures and small hassles

Le Cahier que quand j’ai des Petits Plaisirs et des Petits Tracas je les écris dedans

(Notebook when I have Simple Pleasures and Small Hassles I write in)

• Size: 18 x 25 cm
• Publication: 2007
• Number of pages: 112
• Price: 15 €
• Publishing: Psshit

I have listed 125 small hassle and more than 200 small pleasures of everyday life.
Illustrated with 35 tables and 130 photos.


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The idea of ​​the book

It is opening a packet of biscuits that I got the idea for this book . In fact, I opened the package and it does not arrive often , fortunately , I see that all the cakes above are broken. I hate it. I do not know to explain it, but eating a cake that is not intact , which is eroded annoys me .
The question is whether it is part of a psychological problem or if this kind of trouble is normal, it is part of human nature.
Therefore came to me this thought: Am I the only one that this happens ?

So I made ​​list small hassles and small pleasures that can punctuate our lives. They are for the most part based on my personal as well as various contacts around me experience. Once completed it is interesting to note that , in general , people tend to remember more easily a hassle than a pleasure, which is here, the inequality between the two categories.

It was difficult to classify some of my ideas . Indeed people suggested me an example of transient joy for others meant jittery as :
 » Nail biting , a ladybug landing on hand , eat with your fingers or the fact that walking barefoot on the hot sand of a beach . » This means , therefore, that each boredom or happiness of our lives is revealed through our experience, our history and our education model .

As a child we had no choice but to emulate us on the family plan, and it was only later that we reproduce or reject these foibles replaying the past.
It is also interesting to note that at some point we are able to miss a little fun or, conversely , to ignore a small hassle depending on the state of mind in which we are feeling love or health problems for example.

I want to say that I was satisfied to collect moments do not affect the course of our lives , they are brief and only passengers.
I have to wonder what would be a day devoid of fun and hassle without the relief of passing emotions . Is it important to spend some troubles to enjoy the pleasures of life ? How many packs of broken cakes I ‘ll still have to open ? How many eggs fried failures , glasses spilled , lost socks , gray days of it must live to enjoy the sweetness of fresh sheets , the smell of grilled chicken or cut grass , the warmth of a cup of coffee or another fire ? They are part of our daily lives, they annoy us or make us smile , not really leave us no choice :
Small pleasures and small hassle.

My Paintings

I like the fact that the butcher packs his piece of meat, dripping with blood and full of fat in pretty paper , usually in shades of pink .

One way to make  » appetizing  » which at first sight is not . It’s a little , somehow I try to recreate in my images. The colors are vivid, the warm and welcoming interiors, the  » malaise  » of the characters is strongly present.
At the age of 17 I lost a lot of weight after still reached 110 kgs and since I struggle every day to not take them back. Henceforth , food restriction and sports are part of my daily life. My eyes transcribe me a vision of myself distorted image of a formless form , huge and flabby . while my weight since tells me yet be some normality.

I suffer from this body that I carry , this outgrowth of this appendix , that extra flesh adjoins my head. My art is in major part to exorcise the  » malaise  » . The body in all these deviations : distortions , disproportions or anomalies interest me enormously turning even obsession.
I have a real passion for everything that is « ugly » , what is commonly called  » kitsch . » All these things that some love and others hate a lot .

This is exactly what fascinates me theme joined quite the obsession I have for my body : The fact that our eyes do not reflect all of us the same vision of the world of things and people .
There are many artists that influence me as :

• Lucian Freud
• Mark Ryden
• Voutch
• Francis Bacon
• Jean Rustin
• Leigh Bowery
• Valerio Adami
• Ray Caesar

Indication
I did daily, the foibles and habits of the people and sometimes the absurdity of certain situations my main source of inspiration. It is for these reasons that this second book about having the « Small pleasures and worries of everyday life » fits perfectly in line with my work.

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Manufacturing and printing of the book Simple pleasures and small hassles
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Manufacturing and printing of the book Simple pleasures and small hassles

Some of these paintings in the book


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I respond to texts
my great friend, Aude Réant by
images on the theme of body and soul

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Retrospective portfolio containing my works
realized in recent years
More than 40 works
and some sketches.

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