My artistic story really begins in 1970 after my success for the examination of the Professorship of Art Plastics (PARIS) for a traditional education that I had received and digested (Teaching although very important for the functioning of my brain and I thank my teachers) but I can say that it begins truly with my need to break ( my rupture) this ,after the two years that I spent Bed-ridden at Hospital and from which I escaped alive miraculously .
in my own thoughts ,I had to tell , I had to testify something , then :
The theme of the CASSURE was imposed to me
Cubism is definitely for something but I should no longer need to look at him... I had no longer need of him.... the CASSURE was in me.
then here begins my confrontation with me alone and my white blank page or my virgin canvas... alone in my studio in Le Tampon , a town in the south of Reunion) away from any artistic center, away from any trends, away from the emergence of the movements said " contemporary art" . I was with myself, with the greatness of Michelangelo, the flexibility and genius and the aerial perspective of Leonardo da Vinci .. ... and ...with Turner, with the sweetness of Corot, the ardor of Vlaminck, the mystery of Rembrandt, with the pain of Van Gogh ... finally alone… with myself and my imaginary museum
Here is what my paintings tell ....
I often saw things through the facets
Happiness of being and at the same time some disarray, often mixed feelings, some Mirror images. Things have told me a story about a certain existence; beyond appearance:
That what I wanted to convey and share
The myth and the history of African Art which I am relatively close in my island in south of the continent africain.Ici in my childhood I heard the Tam-Tam
the dances and the songs (le Maloya) in the fields of sugar cane around my house .
Under the Sign of TORO
Astrology, Science or not, knowledge or Magic... I was born under the sign of Taurus
how not to be moved ?...about Myth ... How not to ask questions ... existential, war, the universe, our origin, our future ... hope, expectation, .... our deep connection to what was before us, our relationship with our present .... things ... creatures ....alive or not
Zamal in creole means two things... in first one male lizard ... always in a state of conquest but also a plant with which is made as a drug, first a drug that was used to treat the Gamecocks and may be to made them stronger ... but now used as a narcotic for man
I created this painting in thinking of those two things that are totally linked to the island of my childhood ... I used then the white and black ... the good, the bad? .. Articulation of the two ? ... a real questioning