Variations of Light opus 5

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Variations of Light opus n°5 [triptyk_2o21]

Presented at the Réalités Nouvelles, abstraction fair, in October 2021.

This new opus is in the continuity of a reflection which bears on the essence of light and what it has as an effect on the perception of the BEING in its immediate or cosmic environment.  

Light fascinates me by the duality of its state, both wave and particle, but also for everything that makes it our perception of the world.

My “Variations of Light” classified by opus, decline images which are born from the observation of the world and which reveal, a posteriori, the gap of perception between the photographed reality and the photographic recording.

It is this discrepancy between our observation and our perception of the universe that I like to develop through images to highlight our myopia of which we are victims when we perceive our near or distant environment. But is it not this which makes Being its multiple character?

The medium of photography is particularly suitable for this study since the photons which strike my negative, themselves materialized by points of impact, describe in the phase of the shot, the corpuscular nature of the light. But this material, used as a visual artist’s tool, then underlines the undulatory nature of the light when we see that these impacts on the negatives have become an oscillation on the paper. A photographic writing was then born which was captured by the observation of a point in the universe, recorded at a moment T of its expansion. 

Light also fascinates me in that it succeeds a state of amalgam of undifferentiated, chaotic and invisible matter. A state of nothingness which is characterized for our eye by the color black and which could be an allusion to the quantum vacuum or the black holes of the universe. 

This nothingness, characterized by the iridescence and the density of an evanescent material emerging from my photographic blacks, is for me the invisible memory which swarms, like a latent energy, in space-time, in a way the alphabet of cosmos, the one from which the cosmic writing is suddenly born in my photography.  

Moreover, how not to use the term “photography” as well as by my photographic writing if we know that the word “photography” is none other than “graphy”, writing and “photo”, photon ( in Greek, meaning “light”) but also, elementary particle (quantum or boson) of light.

The Variations de Lumière opus n°5 are printed on Fine Art Barythé paper in 3 copies: 
• Copy n°1: 3 small format paintings printed on the same sheet framed with optical glass and a passe-partout with 3 windows (these 3 paintings cannot be separated)

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• Copy n°2:   3 medium format paintings (30x45cm) mounted on 3mm dibond and black American box (these paintings are separable).

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• Copy n°3:  3 large format paintings  (60x90cm) mounted on 3mm dibond with 2 fixing bars (these paintings are separable).

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