Irrepressible encompasses my collage works.
It started tinysmall in a little A6 sketchbook during the Spring2020's first lockdown. I was confined at my place in Paris: not much to complain about except that I couldn't find my way to keep on drawing large scale nor painting. As I bought a Newspaper on a daily basis - but not really reading it (do you?) -, I started looking at those printed pages with news eyes: here were my colors, here were my shapes.
So I teared them down into pieces.
I grew frustrated with the size of it all: I went bigger on 100x70cm sheets of paper, then directly on my bedroom wall - the one above my bed was actually the last empty one at my place.
I kept on working on those collages during my one-month residency @59Rivoli (Paris, France). My main question at that time was to find a way to install them properly. They felt so much better when freed from their original surface - I trully felt I was liberating them when cutting them out from the piece of paper I pasted them onto...
Lastly, during the second Fall2020 lockdown, I experienced a double epiphany moment - can you imagine? I teared down advertising placards from the street to recompose bigger and bigger forms and bring them back to the street. My personal take on recycling or "catch and release" method: this gave birth to the ongoing No-kill Islands series.
My continent is ephemeral yet it's getting bigger.