Professional since 2006 Main influences: William Turner, Zao Wou Ki, Georges Mathieu, Hitoshi Mori, Anselm Kiefer Alchemist of colours and demiurge of matter, Stéphane Halbout claims a spontaneous painting, free from any conformism. The style is intended to be spontaneous and instinctive. Nature and the elements that compose it: bark, water, fire, rock, constitute the very essence of the artist's inspiration, the element that triggers his creation. They are in a way the revealer of one's own emotions. The painter tries to translate with force the fluidity of the water, the roughness of the stone, the strength of the flame. An experimental journey to the heart of the material where the harmony and transparency of the tones show a great sensitivity...... The artist creates an evocative space on the canvas where materials and colours interact to create an atmosphere conducive to escape.