Landscape as a line

I’ve been looking at ways to make a very minimal landscape. Just a few lines to suggest a tree, a hedge… It could also be a tree and a cloud,depends on the colours. Maybe just trees…   A bit bolder, tree and hedge   A tree and a cloud   Trees Tree, cloud and hedgeI’ve been looking at ways to make a very minimal landscape. Just a few lines to suggest a tree, a hedge… It could also be a tree and a cloud,depends on the colours. Maybe just trees…   A bit bolder, tree and hedge   A tree and a cloud   Trees Tree, cloud and hedge […]

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Tree as a Shape

Untitled Sicily, 2019, 32x46 cm, oil on Canvas, Michel Castaignet

Lately I have been obsessed with a painting I did in 2015 while I was in Sicily. It’s the abstraction of an olive tree I could see from my window. It was at the time just a side painting I did one afternoon, I was then very much focus on making a very large paintingLately I have been obsessed with a painting I did in 2015 while I was in Sicily. It’s the abstraction of an olive tree I could see from my window. It was at the time just a side painting I did one afternoon, I was then very much focus on making a very large painting […]

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Summertime in Champagne

I spent July in South Champagne, in my atelier of Coupray. This year the landscape was particulaly striking for two reasons; the heatwave casted its own particular colour on the fields and all the farmers grew wheat this year, thus reinforcing the flat lines of the landscape though the uniform colour of crops. The landscapesI spent July in South Champagne, in my atelier of Coupray. This year the landscape was particulaly striking for two reasons; the heatwave casted its own particular colour on the fields and all the farmers grew wheat this year, thus reinforcing the flat lines of the landscape though the uniform colour of crops. The landscapes […]

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Wall Painting in Jussey

I have just finished a residency in Jussey, a French village in Franche-Comté. I have realised a 7 by 11m mural representing Marianne, the French icon of the Republique. The village had already a bronze statue of Marianne and they are commemorating its 170th anniversary this year with many related events and the commission ofI have just finished a residency in Jussey, a French village in Franche-Comté. I have realised a 7 by 11m mural representing Marianne, the French icon of the Republique. The village had already a bronze statue of Marianne and they are commemorating its 170th anniversary this year with many related events and the commission of […]

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