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Man and water

Illustration thème l'Homme et l'eau (large)

The ecological context

My ecological inspiration came to me during my family’s summer holiday at a farm in Aix en Provence where I witnessed the local forest devastated by the irresponsible clearing of land to push through the National Highway  A 41. After 12 years ( 1977 – 1997 )  as an international expert on water and pollution,  I returned to my interest  in painting.

Artistic meditations

For my paintings, I combine photographs representing industry and pollution with oil painting ( a natural ecological gesture that integrates time lived ).

The tension I wish to create in my painted aquatic eco-systems shuffles between my aim to paint a perfect picture and to portray a scene that coaxes the viewer to ask what exactly is real, what is imagined.