Artist Statement -

Collage, I would rather say « Khartégraphie » …
But what does it mean ? You will not find this word in the dictionnary since I created it from the ancient greek « khârtés », meaning sheets of paper and « graphein » that we do not translate any more … My way to wink at those people who do not take you seriously when you say you create with magazine clippings, a pair of scissors and glue !
Certainly a way to keep smiling and give a noble pedigree to the Art of Collage …
Painting with a pair of scissors, drawing or writing with paper, or to be more precise – with pieces of paper cut out from magazines has become my favourite expression for the past ten years .
I preferably care for cutting shapes and colours and arrange them to create visual illusions or give another meaning to the images… Images can speak in may different ways … you just have to find them or build your own story !

My « visual games » would like to drive you in a wonderland where objects are cut, changed and collected to give birth to an artwork , sometimes allegoric, most of the time simply funny or unexpected. In any case, each of my « khartégraphies » are a way to invite you to share worlds that I wanted to build with light and harmony.

Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

December 1996, «L’Arche de Chloé » (The Arch of Chloé),
C. Favier Gallery in Kourou, French Guiana.

April 1997, « Le Royaume de Poséidon » (The Kingdom of Poseidon),
Hôtel des Roches in Kourou, French Guiana.

October 2003 - « Fables et affabulations » (Fables and Invention),
C. Favier Gallery in Kourou, French Guiana.

November 2004 to January 2005, “Khartégraphie”,
Wall House Restaurant, Gustavia, Saint-Barthélemy.

January 15 to February 15, 2005,
Anchor Art Gallery, Gustavia, Saint-Barthélemy.

December 2005 – « In or Out of Africa »
Central bARTh GALLERY, Gustavia, Saint-Barthélemy.

March 2006 – “Couleurs Caraïbes” (Caribbean Colours)
Galerie PORTA 34, Gustavia, Saint-Barthélemy.

“New Papers Stories”
May 2007 , Hôtel SOFITEL La Vieille Tour, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, FWI
June 2007, LINA’S Café, Jarry, Baie Mahault, Guadeloupe, FWI

Scheduled on December 2007, RFO Guadeloupe,
"Helene Paper Only Heart's Club ..."

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites

Personal Favorites

Personal info and favorite links and sites coming soon.