Taxidermie

Discovering the taxidermy workshop of Le Havre natural history Museum. Being allowed to attend some skinning, among which a white tiger. Simultaneously a model comes and poses in the neighbouring studio. The living freezes, the lifeless thing comes to life. Fascination, dread of imagining and seeing what is beneath the skin. Different states of flesh, different states of paint.

 La chambre froide I, oil on canvas, 195x130x5cm, 2014-15

La chambre froide I, detail

Étude étroite II, oil on canvas, 116x59cm, 2016

Tréteaux jaunes, oil on canvas, 97x130cm, 2015

Tréteaux jaunes, detail