Médusés

The observation of jellyfish in the docks of Le Havre harbour is behind this series of paintings and engravings. The undulation of these animals puzzles, captivates to the point where one can see the umbrella of these creatures as the iris of a big eye, opening and tensing up, mesmerizing the viewer by a look come from nowhere. The paintings have been made directly on the floor, the plane of the canvas becoming similar to the surface of water. Painting and engraving this translucent flesh, these gelatinous ghosts is an attempt to seize a shape which ceaselessly shrinks away.

General view, Natural history museum of Le Havre

General view, Natural history museum of Le Havre

Médusés t56-2, oil on wood, diam. 56, 2006

Médusés t56-1, oil on wood, diam. 56, 2006

Médusés f50-1, oil on canvas, 151x80cm, 2007-2009

Detail : médusés p304-4, oil on canvas, 42x304 cm, 2006-2007

Detail : médusés p304-5, oil on canvas, 42x304 cm, 2006-2007

Médusés g20, aquatint on paper, 20x20cm, 2012