"I started a series of pools in 2021 "Pool with..." directly inspired by David Hockney's pools. David Hockney's pools from the 60s and 70s embody hedonism, a happy lifestyle, homosexuality and perhaps hope. Personally, some of them seem to me to be marked by a certain sadness.
Today the meaning of the pools seems to me different from David Hockney's pools due to our time, to the IPCC reports. Even if they still embody a certain hedonism, they convey an image of selfishness, in a way they symbolize the access to water, and especially the lack of access to water.
This work, "Swimming pool with flying car" is part of this series. This carcass could be a "Tesla" or another flamboyant idea, which will normalize the world of tomorrow.
My pools are symbols of our human behavior, they are reflections of pools, imaginary, placed in unlikely places." Patrick Santoni