Painter and sculptor, I have been working professionally since 1998.
I have exhibited many times in Switzerland and France and have received several commissions from official bodies in the canton of Friborg.
I also worked for 6 years with another painter, Marie-Jo Virdis, (see our website: www.mariejovirdisdze.com) with whom we produced several “four-handed” exhibitions. We were working simultaneously on the same canvas.
I paint instinctively and spontaneously with energy, in medium and large formats, favoring my way of expressing myself and letting off steam. My painting almost exclusively represents characters. These beings probably symbolize my quest for a complex understanding of mankind. I seek to read their soul to understand the other and to accept them, perhaps in search of myself and thus to try to know me better and to accept myself.
For a part of my creations, I do not prepare a project. I let myself be guided by the vibrations, the energy and the idea of the moment. Depending on the approach and the technique I want to experiment with, I choose and put my colors and my lines on the canvas. As my work progresses, the character is revealed.
After a first draft, the main is placed on the canvas. This session can sometimes last several hours depending on the difficulties I encounter. Then I leave it aside and take it again several days or even weeks later to reinterpret, modify or correct the colors, lines, curves and contours, even if it means sometimes practically restarting my work to finally try to obtain a painting that speaks to me. . At the end of the day I’m so tired of looking for what I would like to achieve that I doubt. I feel like I have given everything and yet I am genuinely unhappy with my job in general. Basically, I consider my compositions to be a work of research and study.
I also sometimes work with a specific project, a particular theme, a research idea or the desire to convey my feelings on a particular subject that touches me with a series of paintings or an entire exhibition. In this case the approach is different. All execution work will be work under control depending on the project and the intended purpose. This alternative approach is not easier either. I find it difficult to stay within the framework of the project because I tend to let myself be guided by my vibrations, by what comes out of my hands.
The doubt is still there. I find it hard to come to terms with the way I operate in painting, but I accept.