Yes (50 W x 40 H cm)
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The still life series "Meat is the common zone of man and beast, their zone of indistinguishability, it is this "fact", this very state where the painter identifies himself with the objects of his horror or compassion" - Gilles Deleuze Francis Bacon, Logique de la sensation. For this series, my graphic work, almost topographical, gives meadows an abstract, gestural and nervous interlacing, like graphic capillarities, landscapes... From afar, the drawing is hyperrealist. The nerve of this work would be the opposition between a "beautiful" way and a "filthy" subject. With this opposition, I try to touch the sublime: what is beautiful and scary at the same time. There is, as a filigree, a great respect for the beast, perhaps an attempt to give it back its sacredness, to pay attention to it, a child's fascination for its "animation" (animal in Greek, it is what is animated, what has a soul). With this work, I try to reconnect with the sumptuary function of the work of art. I have a particular tenderness for this drawing: it is the first of the series. An owl owl had made its air in the roof of my farm, and the chicks jumped out of the air a few weeks after their birth. Not knowing what to do, I took them in. They died within days. I then learned that it is the normal process for a youngster to jump out of the air to learn how to fly, with the mother's encouragement, and I should never have interfered. Dead of guilt, I found nothing else to do but draw them to pay my last respects.