I was born and raised in the Congo until I was 18. I travelled extensively and finally settled in Chartres (France) where I now live and work. I was trained in art restoration, which I did for a time; however the past 15 years I have dedicated myself professionally to my own painting.
Humanity is the essence of my painting, and particularly the frailty of mankind.
As such, the integration of paper into my work symbolizes it.
How does one express life which hangs by a thread running through the scenes of our existence at random?
Are we puppets whose strings are being manipulated, but how? And by whom?
Bringing these puppets to life, almost tangibly, on pre-painted canvasses, infusing their lives with poetic destiny, as we imagine them spectators on the outside, looking in to the intimate corners of the theater of their minds...
That is how I propose you see the latest paintings (“Pantinades” serie) that it is my pleasure to present to you.