New York corner. In the New York series, here is the last painting of the post-confinement period. The city, the buildings, in which I lived for a very long time, have a singular character for me. I don't consider these buildings as material entities but as moments of human life: behind these walls hide secrets, families live, love or fight.
In the New York series, I contrast the brick buildings that represent, for me, the buildings of the workers, of the immigrants, with the glass and steel buildings, symbols of success, business and the money of the "white collars": they look like businessmen in France. I have a habit of filling all my paintings, sometimes to the point of a feeling of confinement like the last London series on confinement with that heavy sky and those buildings of stone and blood-red brick anchored in the ground.
In this post-confinement painting, I covered the building with pieces of sky as a symbol of openness, of lightness even if the atmosphere is still heavy. The violent colours that confront each other are the symbol of a post-confinement, turned towards the sky and the future, yes, but still very much anchored in the present full of uncertainty.
Acrylic on canvas protected by an acrylic varnish the unstudded sides are painted with this blue of the azure sky dated, signed, ready to hang on the wall delivered with a certificate of authenticity and an invoice.