Kogaone is a multi-media and multi-technique painter from Metz. His works mark the viewer's mind by their dark irony, their varied palettes and their unusual, even disturbing combinations. His work is as much inspired by the works of masters as by the human being inscribed in the codes of his time. As an attentive observer of his contemporaries and their often contradictory natures, he explores the alteration, the paradox, the discomfort, which arise when the familiar is distorted or fractured by external influences. He distorts a scene of life, displaces or deforms fragments, or combines/opposes photorealism with a more raw and expressionist painting. Through his contrasting forms, colours and materials, he plays with the notion of realism, which he distends to the point of abstraction. These contrasting ideas are then frozen, under the brush, in a definitive visual unity. It is a way of discovering and accepting the singular beauty that reveals itself in hesitation, the unfinished, the imperfection.