SUMMITS # Points, Plans, Slopes in Landscape
Installation, wood, paint, L 120 xl 103 x 75 cm, 2020.
This installation is built from different wooden surfaces of varying heights and sizes, which let the gaze pass discontinuously. Each shape, every surface, every line, draw a movement, draw a direction, created a ripple that plunges us into an abstract landscape. Atmospheric point of perspective, point of gradual degradation or softening of the contours showing the depth of the space but a succession of strata, wooden plates, of different shapes and sizes, more or less geometric or organic which induce the idea of a infinity of plans, from a perspective unlimited without any hierarchy. All these figures, underlined here and there by a play of flat or rounded colors, oscillating between green, verdigris and blue gray, follow one another, extend or respond in such a way as to create a fluctuating and changing configuration. Horizontality and verticality confront each other, abrogating all linear logic. None clean break but passages from one form to another, from one plane to another and sliding of contours that dissolve accentuating depth, depths and distances. This arrangement encourages the viewer to move, forced to turn around the work to understand the whole which with each movement offers another configuration, new possibilities. These multiple sections can induce the idea of hills, plains, slopes, summits, spiers and other ridges positioned at the ubac or adret, so characteristic of mountain ranges, but do not enclose radically in a definition geographical precise . The inclined planes, suggest the notion of slope, destabilizing the gaze but also our body balance forcing us to move in order to apprehend the whole which continuously escapes us. The work, however static, becomes mobile by changing its form depending on the position and the point of view of the visitor, like the mountaineer who discovers, as he ascends, a new configuration of the slopes and summits he climbs.
The work thus offers itself as a fragmented territory, a tautology of the infinite world, without clearly defined limit, changing and in perpetual movement where all borders disintegrate to form only one and the same place, only one and the same. representation, or presentation, "The landscape" as a vision universal of a space which has its own existence independent of us and beyond all subjectivity