Painter and illustrator, Patrick Hoedt was first influenced by Klee, Miro and Dubuffet, to detach himself from them and give free rein to the vibrations emitted by colours. This work on vibratory fields leads him to question the unspeakable. Fragmented images, testimony of our common history: characters - icons, punctuate our memory... But these collages are surrounded by a progressive stripping, requiring silence and suggesting emptiness. The spectator (or "viewer") remains a witness to these fragments of history, clinging to the walls of time and space. Can he be sure that "it" has existed, that "this world" is real?
In his last paintings, Patrick Hoedt is in the process of juxtaposing presence and absence, full and empty, the sounds of history and the muted vibration of free energies.