To make the complexity of perception tangible.
To travel beyond appearances, that is what modern painting has set itself. A painter chooses his plane of perception and develops it by amplifying it.
Solen Floch tries to revisit the question of the perception of the lived moment. He believes that the moment always offers, at the moment of its capture, in a diffuse manner, in bits and pieces, several planes of perception: exterior/interior, memories/presentations/projections, ideas/feelings...
From then on, the pictorial object created by Solen Floch consists in making these multiple planes of perception tangible and confronting the spectator with the extreme complexity of reality, its strangeness, up to, perhaps, a metaphysical feeling of the existing.
From this point of view, because it is a fixed and moving place, a place of solitude and crowds, of emptiness and fullness, the city singularly excites these multiple planes of perception. In this sense, Solen Floch's painting is urban. But not only. It does not stop at the surface of walls and shop windows because the moment is not an advertising image, smooth and explicit. It claims to offer the gaze the unspeakable of life.
Solen Floch's painting, if it wants to be a metaphysics of the palimpsest, of the debris, of the shred, is not however desperate. Being part of a dynamic and optimistic movement, she constantly unfolds to be reborn and rebuild from these nothings!
Father a draughtsman and painter, grandfather a draughtsman, engraver and printer, great-grandmother a painter, a student of Henri Goetz, and a photographer.
October 2011, Machines Icologiques, Gallery "Vis à vis", rue Crémieux, 75012
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