Works around poetry

Now more than ever, poetry stays with me. That’s why I gathered here my drawings and sculptures that specifically comes from this relationship.

It’s one of my « subtantial allies » whom René Char talked about when evoking painters whose works echoed his own « mental light ».

In turn, the mental lights of the poets are shining for me.

Among others, René Char, François Cheng, Vincent Fourniau, Mariangela Gualtieri, Edmond Jabe, Yannis Ritsos, famous or unknown, they name what I feel, give words to what I think, arouse my plastic imagination.

A part of my work is a tribute to one or the others of their poems, but many themes like the bark (the bark of passage), time, memory or the marks forced themselves upon me. And the universe of poets often open them and carry them.