Morphogenesis of painting
At the beginning there is a diving in the microscopic universe of the forms, in the folds of the embryonic life. The drawings with the ink of BF know laws of formalization, proliferation, and expansion, similar to those of any micro-organism under development. The artistic production of BF is a biology in act, a morphogenesis led by the dashes convulsifs of the improvisation: the forms are not really “chosen” or programmed but they are built, result from a movement generated originally by a pressing need for appearing. Taken in the cycle of a stopped fertility, the drawings fertilize the ones the others, the ones by the others, the ones in the continuity of the others according to unexpected rules of reduction, according to chances' of a capricious hybridization: asexual reproduction for forms sensuellement fertile.
SEA: Macrography of the Elements of Reproduction.
Worked out starting from inks on paper, macrographies are on a greater scale, the replication. They are transposed versions, transposable, which, in movement of transmigration will be freed from the paper sheet to come to be grafted on the wall. They are spontaneous accretions which are fixed on a new space, extraposées forms whose presence intensifies by the play of the colors and the texture of surfaces in which they are woven. To transcribe, retort, duplicate: macrographies proceed of properly pictorial genetics. According to a process of regeneration, the figures éromorphes of BF, conceived starting from an originating matrix are released some gradually, to reach through a masterly deployment a spectacular autonomy.
Water of the ocean abounds under their monochromic surface in extinct richnesses which will finish their race on the sandy banks. BF works starting from oceanic slags, of micromondes marine, what the currents hawk and spread out over the shore. It draws from the natural resources, in the abysses of the sea, the immense repertory of this moving body whose it accomodates the gifts. The first operation consists in collecting, with glaner these vestiges buried, deposited by the waves. Algae, shells, bones of dry, arethe materials which will be used as raw material to BF. It will find the use of it by breaking up them, while making them compatible in the form of powders or compoundings, with the more traditional components of painting. New transmigration, new transfiguration of the organics, but that the painter operates this time starting from drained matters, forsaken; solitary residues that BF tears off with their disastrous destiny by disseminating them in the infinite horizon of the table.
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