Oil paintings on canvas, with brush n.4 and 6.Color Ultramarine Blue
Starting from the idea that "what we do is filtered by what we each are", Chris Pillot approaches the notion of time through intuitive images constructed by space. His approach, improvised but meticulous, unfolds with mastery and know-how.
Freehand Chris Pillot draws a horizontal line on a white canvas. The gesture is rigorous: the pressure of the hand on the brush must not vary the width of the line. Around this line, the white space appears and becomes an actor by itself. The canvas, which before this line was as if empty, takes on a new meaning. A new line follows the previous one, subtly tightening or spreading the emerging white line. The white space is structured differently according to an instantaneous evolution: it is a real mechanism which is set up. The lines advance with regularity, juxtaposing each other. They condense in certain places, without ever really touching.
Zones of relief are born. These kinds of vibrations, created by a total chance, give rhythm to the work. The movement is varied and spontaneous, the direction of the lines changing according to the artist's feeling once the brush is in hand and the color used.
During the creation, Chris Pillot works only on a small visible part of the canvas. It is only at the end, by unrolling the canvas in its entirety, that the work as a whole emerges. "The result is what each person, with his or her own history and outlook on things, wants to see. It is like a set of waves creating references to what we know, to what exists in the concrete and even to what is compared to matter," she explains.
From the abstract, something both solid and moving is born. The lines move in time and materialize like the structure of things. Everything that is invisible ends up building a solid unity.
"Now Is Gone" is a continuation of "Weavings", where the artist already exploits the creation of a constant movement, the accumulation of lines forming a kind of weaving. The viewer is faced with an organism in permanent evolution.