Camélia - Acrylic on canvas - 2 canvas of 23,6' X 31,9'
In her latest essay LEARNING TO SEE, the point of view of the living (Editions Actes Sud) , Estelle Zhong Mengual, doctor of art history, offers a reflexion on our relationship to nature, to the living, through our history of art.
"The western landscape painting would have [...] helped to crystallize our distanced relationship to the living world, representing it as standing in front of us, outside of us, in the form of a view to be contemplated. The use of linear perspective, recurrent in Western landscape painting, would have reinforced this feeling of human exteriority, by proposing an image that unfolds virtually from the eye of the viewer facing the painting, thus giving it a feeling of mastery of the represented space and thus of domination of nature".
Estelle Zhong Mengual
My "Human Nature" series does not places plants at a distance from humans but inside the faces of my characters.
The question here is the union between several living categories. A living together where relations of domination and exploitation would no longer exist. It is about the conquest of a future of a humanity filled with nature, animality, vegetation, vitality, autonomy and freedom.
Nina - Acrylic on canvas - 23,6' X 31,9'
Moana - Acrylic on canvas - 23,6' X 31,9'
Ulys - Acrylic on canvas - 47,2' X 47,2'
Rose - Acrylic on canvas - 39,4' X 39,4'
Orchis kiss - Acrylic on canvas - 47,2' X 47,2'
Lotus memories - Acrylic on canvas - 47,2' X 47,2'
Palma - Acrylic on canvas - 47,2' X 47,2'
Gladiolus Femina - Acrylic on canvas - 23,6' X 31,9'
Corallium femina - Acrylic on canvas - 39,4' X 47,2'