“Askesis” is a discipline of the body and spirit inclined towards perfection! - means "exercise" or "training" and it can be applied on arts and crafts.

Also the name of one of my series of paintings. Painted in mixed media, this one based on the book "Ladder of Divine Ascent" by Saint John Climacus, which develops the quest for perfection in thirty-three steps.

I combined several techniques and theological interpretations, as well as a personal interpretation of these steps we can understood as key-frames in a movie amination leading to technical perfection.

Once the painting is finished it can be declined by the method “clinamen” which means a deviation, literally a declination - the vertical fall into the void, which allows artists and their works to clash with other artworks and artists. This deviation is spatially and temporally indeterminate and random, it helps us to understand the creativity and the human freedom.

Mixed media on soft paper, 51x78, from 2012 ongoing project

Single Paintings

 

Stanley Philter, 93 x 73, mixed media with charcoal and real pigments on canvas, Paris 2011-2012

Always, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 80, Paris 2011-2012

Europe - Uncontrolled Passion, 60 x 75, charcoal, real pigments on canvas, Paris 2017

Nina Simone, 53 x 65, mixed media on canvas, Paris 2015

In the Presence of a Clown after Bergman, 46 x 61, acrylic on canvas, Paris 2015

The Angel 30 x 50, real pigments on canvas, 2012-2013, Paris 

Le Beau de l'art, Albatros, 30 x 40, acrylic on canvas, Paris 2013

The grandmother child, 72 x 100 cm, acrylic oil, real feathers on canvas, Paris, 2013-2014

Hommage à Anne Therese de Kaersmaker, 50 x 60, acrylic, spray and golden leafs on canvas,  Paris, 2015-2016

 Between Things and Ourselves, 72 x 58 cm, oil, acrylic, charchoal, and pigments on canvas, Paris, 2016

Between Things and Ourselves, 72 x 58 cm, oil, acrylic, charchoal, and pigments on canvas, Paris, 2016

 L'apostrophe Muette, 71 x 53 cm, oil and charcoal on canvas, Paris 2018 

L'apostrophe Muette, 71 x 53 cm, oil and charcoal on canvas, Paris 2018 

 Vanishing point, 60 x 73, charchoal, acrylic on canvas, Paris 2017

Vanishing point, 60 x 73, charchoal, acrylic on canvas, Paris 2017

  L'africaine, 40 x 60 cm, acrylic and spray on canvas, Paris 2014

L'africaine, 40 x 60 cm, acrylic and spray on canvas, Paris 2014

The Devil his Father and the Nuns, 81 x 116 cm, acrylic on canvas, Paris 2016