My homeland, Martinique, bathed me in light and colours.
The light of the Tropics is majestic, at times a brutal sovereign who hews out a wide variety of dark, light and colourful facets in everything she touches and animates, on water as on land. On the sea, she is a magician when she scatters herself as a mosaic.
In Italy, I tasted the light of the Mediterranean. The light imposed itself on me as a natural but also a cultural phenomenon. It was an element of comprehension and prehension of the real within the unreal in art.
Fra Angelico led me to a space of pure light.
At the Louvre, I was nourished by the great book constituted by this museum.
When I returned to Martinique, experiencing of the dawn gave me an intimate and psychic feeling, the luminescent paintbrush of the sun. That moment when the machinery of nature cracks open, spreading throughout space what I view and experience as a fluid, a liquid light that advances like lava on the peaks of the clouds.
My feelings brought me, through the medium of paintbrushes, to try and capture this magic. It connects me to life’s spirit of perpetual transformation, where one element makes way for another.
It is a challenge.
My life and career
I was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique in 1967.
Following my A1 Baccalaureate, which I studied for at Lycée Schoelcher, I continued my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence in Italie, following the lectures of Silvio Loffredo and then Gian Carlo Caldini from 1990 onwards. Alberto Manfredi and Amedeo Lanci initiated me into the art of engraving, particularly linocut from 1989 to 1991. I then continued my studies at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
Subsequently I gave art lessons until 2018 at a studio I founded in Martinique, Mille Reflets.
Knowledge of the past allows feelings of the present to be reinforced. Reality exists through the intensity of the feeling it engenders. Imagination takes it over and leads it towards other existences.
- 1998-1999 - Interim professor of art history at the IRAVM ( Fort-de-France )
- March 2000 - Model of the orientation table of the Montagne Pelée
- October 1999 to December 2018 - Mille Reflets
Private workshop of painting lessons - Fort-de-France