Couples (2010-2012)

« If man and woman oppose themselves for a better complement, they must also look like to understand themselves and to ally with one another ». Elisabeth Badinter, 1986

 

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In 2010-2012 I created a series of 40 drawings about the couple issue. Each drawing is composed with blue and red colors (often used to recognize male and female newborns), and brings its own message. These tales of life are real or fictional stories. They deal about the issue of love complexity, passion, gender question and androgyny.
They have been inspired from my readings (Simone de Beauvoir, Françoise Héritier, Elisabeth Badinter, Georges Vigarello), TV documentaries, movies, contemporary litterature, mythology and personal experiences. In antic Greece, Mali and India, tradition tells that every newborn is composed of two souls, each of them based on two different sexes.
This series of drawings have been inspired by medieval book decoration. This intimate topic is ideally suited to the format (40x29 cm). They offer mixed techniques : bic pen, colored pencils, inks and collages.

 

 

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