Elements part II

Fragment IX
Fragment VIII
Fragment VII
Fragment VI
Fragment V
Fragment IV
Fragment III
Fragment II
Fragment I

Elements part I

This series is articulated around five elements; mountain, water, ether, metal and the circle. These elements were selected and assembled because of their meaning and particular symbolism within Swiss and Chinese cultures. The elements “mountain” and “water” are very important to both cultures. Aether, considered the fifth element in Occident, symbolizes the material that goes beyond the material world. Metal is a major element in the Chinese cosmology and finally, the circle, the fifth element of my composition, links all the others. Illustrated both open and closed, it is a symbol of unity and infinity.

My goal is to pay tribute to Switzerland and China. Born in one and changed by my experience in the other, I found a new beginning in my creative process. Fundamentally different but complementary in my universe, they constitute a major axis of my creativity and a point from which to reflect on the aesthetics of the world that surrounds me. By establishing links between these two worlds, I continue my search for balance and visual harmony.

Elements phase IX
Elements phase VIII
Elements phase VII
Elements phase VI
Elements phase V
Element phase IV
Elements phase III
Elements phase II
Elements phase I

Gold and ultramarine blue mural

Private collection

Detail of the mural
Detail of the mural
Detail of the mural
Detail of the mural
Detail of the mural
Detail of the mural
Gold and ultramarine blue mural

Above The Horizon part II

In the second part of this series, the border is removed and recollections from both countries begin to fuse. The paintings are made on canvas, and the material moves into the third dimension, manipulated by the Kataba saw. Acrylic and Chinese ink harmonize in a single painting. The horizon line disappears, and the two worlds reconcile, merging into a whole. This step symbolize my immersion and integration into Chinese culture.

Storm
Mountain Study X
Black Rock
Golden Dust
Mountain Study VII
Valley Of Thoughts
Depth Of The Horizon
Mountain Study XI
Velvet Summit
Mountain Study VIII
Mountain Study VI
Road To Somewhere And Beyond
Mountain Study VIIII

Above The Horizon part I

The series Above The Horizon speaks about my experience in China. It is built around the horizon line and the mountains. The first part of this series, composed of paintings on paper, uses the material to represent a duality between Switzerland and China. The upper part of the painting, painted in Chinese ink*, illustrates the mountains of the Guilin region; the lower part, characterized by its curves and brightly colored acrylic and wax, is a representation of the top of the Swiss Alps. These artworks symbolize the cultural shock and the change of scenery that I experienced when I arrived in Asia for the first time.

Soul

When The Wind Blows
Golden Drop
Misty Mountains
Misty Mountains II
Summit's Shadows
Mountains Study IIII
Mountains Study III
Mountains Study II
Blowing In The Wind
Mountains Study I
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Inks

Mountains Study IIII

2017 Chinese ink, acrylic paint, golden wax and metallic pen on blotting paper 50 cm x 65 cm • NOTICE : The original painting is made with a golden paint that reflects the light but the photo doesn't capture that effect.