Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Painting
The common thread present in all of my paintings is playfulness. By engaging the viewer to interact with my paintings, I put them back in touch with a childlike frame of mind.
I have developed three styles of interactive kinetic paintings.
In the first style, the image seems to be in motion but the movement is in the viewer’s mind. The work is in relief but is painted to appear like a conventional ﬂat picture.
Tintin & l’Affaire de l’Orbe Pourpre – 3D Reverse perspective – acrylic on wood – 40.25×24.25×6 inches
In the second style, the viewer can manipulate the image into a myriad of possibilities.
The Empire 3D acrylic on wood panels 50×50 inches
In the third style, the image changes depending on your position to the painting. The experience is ever changing relative to the angle from which the paintings are viewed . Viewers are able to create their own experience by directing how they wish to see the image morph into another. This active participation provokes a playful complicity between the artwork and the viewer.
The King & The Duke – kinetic painting – acrylic on wood- 22 x 37 inches
I place cultural icons and other elements of contemporary popular culture into a new context to illustrate thought provoking social, political or cultural issues.
Le Dejeuner revisited – Kinetic painting – acrylic on wood – 36×44 inches
My goal is to provoke an element of surprise and playfulness.
Nuns with Guns – acrylic on wood panel – 37 x 37 inches
PDFs TO VIEW:
Artist Statement Bio PDF
Exhibitions Awards Publications PDF
3-D paintings – acrylic on wood
3-D KINETIC Paintings 1 – acrylic on wood
3-D KINETIC Paintings 2 – acrylic on wood
3-D KINETIC Mona Series 1 – linocut printing
3-D KINETIC Mona Series 2 – linocut printing
2-D Mona Series
2-D Alice Series – pencil & acrylic on paper
2-D Canvas 1
Water Soluble Color Pencil + Pencil Work
Pen & Ink + Whimsical Sculptures
LINKS TO VIDEOS
Short presentation (5:48) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82oXqi_omn4
Tintin & The Case of The Purple Orb (00:49)
The King & The Duke (00:48)
Nuns With Guns (00:46)
Mona Blue Sky (00:35)
Mona Purple Sky (00:39)
Pandemonium Fairyland 2 (01:37)
Fine Arts Achievements
Born in Lyon, France, I worked and lived on three continents before taking residence in California. A freelance graphic artist for businesses and corporations, I have designed movie sets and costumes and illustrated children’s books. I make use of my previous experience in different art forms to develop optical illusion paintings.
A performing musician on three continents, I have written movie soundtracks in France and in the USA. A nominated screenplay writer in America, I have gathered thirteen US movie awards as a movie director and producer.
I have performed as a singer/song writer in Europe and Africa and worked as a music producer, writing jingles and film scores in Europe and America and creating Dedicace, a conceptual album reuniting internationally known musicians from four continents. Cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky used Dedicace extensively in his film Tusk.
I wrote, directed and produced The Book, a kitsch science fiction feature film (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers meets Flash Gordon) that pays homage to the sci-fi classics of the 70s and 80s.
Official Selection in festivals in America, Australia and Asia, The Book won 13 awards and was hailed as “cult material” by critics and festival audiences.
Watch the trailer and selected scenes from my film The Book
Short morphing video created for The Book