From a limited edition of 3
40 x 30 cm
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The series of still lifes "Meat is the common zone of man and beast, their zone of indistinguishability, it is that "fact", that very state where the painter identifies himself with the objects of his horror or compassion" - Gilles Deleuze Francis Bacon, Logique de la sensation For this series, my graphic work, almost topographic, closely gives an abstract, gestural and nervous interlacing, like graphic capillarities, landscapes... From a distance, the drawing is hyper-realistic. The nerve of this work would be the opposition between a "beautiful" way and a "disgusting" subject. With this opposition, I try to touch the sublime: what is beautiful and frightening at the same time. There is, in filigree, a great respect for the beast, perhaps an attempt to restore its sacredness, to pay attention to it, a child’s fascination for its "animation" (animal in Greek, it is what is animated, what has a soul). With this work, I am trying to revive the sumptuous function of the work of art, this little mouse died of hunger caught in a domestic trap in my home. I discovered it with horror when I returned from a holiday, because they were traps that caught them alive and I could normally put them back in the wild. I forgot to remove the traps while I was away. I drew it with great tenderness and shame.