The French physicist, Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, made the first negative on paper in 1816 and the first known photograph on metal that he called an heliograph in 1826.
After 1826 there is no place for figurative art !
I am a french born self taught american artist with an eye open on the past (Nicolas de Stael) and the new South Western and South-American painters.
For me painting is almost always ABSTRACT !
I create CHAOS and there after I organize the CHAOS !
Mixing the right colors in the right SPACE !
If I do something that looks figurative; it's caricature!
Myself looking like Mussolini or the black Ava Gardner !
rests and inspires me...
I have always been a ravenous reader in both French and English, and my bookshelves are filled with the works of Updike, Bellow, Henry Miller, Nabokov, Sade, Proust, Celine, Queneau, Boris Vian, among many others.
Still a cinéphile, I go to the films of Lang, Minnelli, Preminger, Delmer Daves, Godard, Truffaut time and time again.
Music always fills my house, whether it be classical (Richard Strauss, Berg, Martinu, Janacek, Debussy), Jazz (Coltrane, Mingus, Miles Davis, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Albert Ayler, Eric Dolphy), or some other variety I am exploring at the moment.
In recent years, I have become an avid cook and often take cooking lessons with Chef Jean-Pierre in Ft. Lauderdale. When in Paris, you can find me indulging in the French fine cuisine of my youth at Le Lyonnais ... Read More