Florent's work is focused on an awareness of the natural elements that surround us, the human condition, its relationship with time and space, meditation, introspection, and the unseen depth we have as humans. These imperceptible subtleties of living beings are an inexhaustible and vast source of inspiration and questioning. What challenges him in his approach and role as an artist today is the search for a visual form in the mind or in abstract notions of time and space.
To counterbalance these very vague notions, science takes an important part in the artist's work as he attempts to rationalize the abstract or find a visual form in the rationale of science. His focus words are patience, concentration, and rigor. He tries, however, to stay as spontaneous as possible, to repeat simple gestures, and take credit for natural human mistakes.
Today, as an artist, one must face the reality of a time when the world around us is moving at an extremely fast pace while the world within us does not. He does not want to dwell on external things, events or news. These notions are the opposite of what drives him. He is attracted to what exists "between the lines", the ellipses, the moments when our eyes are closed, the internal vision of a blind man, dreams and all that that is imperceptible.
Through his works, he offers the opportunity to pause and listen to our feelings, to try to visualise them and to feel them, to interact with a moment stopped in time. The discipline of practices such as drawing, painting or sculpture enables the artist to work on himself through art. The focus is not on the result, but on the mental reflection and the physical state of the creation process. Every gesture is important because it influences the next. Every thought is important because it influences the gesture. Ceramics highlight this notion much more than drawing or painting because the clay has a much more present memory of each movement that is inflicted on it.
Florent's process is comparable to a machine capable of transcribing graphically or in volume, the expression of the impalpable, invisible and indescribable in us and around us...A perfect balance between art and science.