These pictures were a commission work done for a musical project based on Gustave Courbet’s origin of the world. The finalisation of the work involve contemporary classical music, poetry and a small illustrated book which the pictures were used for.
A scriptwriter friend of mine proposed me to work on an illustration book project based on a japanese faery tale that he rewrote for the occasion, and so Tennoji was born. I must admit It was pretty funny to paint his ideas; I like the disturbing feeling that can emerge between western paintings and oriental themes.
Sketchbooks are an important part of a painter’s life. This small book of 100 pages is done only in ink and was created in one summer, between discussions at the pavement area of a friend’s café located in an ancient tower in south of France.
Last one of my experimentations, it’s –for now– a small collection of illustrations based on the color synthesis, because colors are so much harder to control than anything else for a man like me who construct everything with light, that I have to work on it as much as I can!
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