eliane.pouhaer

contemporary abstract expressions

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Photographing / manipulating / transposing / painting an evolving score for abstract and urban spaces, so many fleeting facets where the human is only suggested through the traces of his ephemeral passage.

Contemporary, original and unique watercolors, photographs and fine art prints in limited series ...

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WATERCOLORS

DRAWINGS

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Several options were available to me: translate this idea of passage, of travel through my reference images, those taken during my travels, just a burst of light, a color, traces left on an abandoned wall, trails white on a shop glass roof to testify to its abandonment. Everything is a pretext to retain the gaze and keep the memory through a quick photographic note that will be exploited later in my abstract watercolors, my contemporary drawings / structures and also through a specific photographic work that I considers to be an integral part of my artistic process.

A first intention was to directly introduce a human silhouette in the representation of a place, a character seen from behind mainly as if to signify the possible departure towards another place or waiting to make a choice of life, most of the time alone or without. relationship to other people in the image. The link between them came from the fact that they were part of the architecture through a play of transparency that evoked their fragility and their imminent erasure.

This work of erasing to finally leave only vestiges modified my initial approach to refocus on what seemed to me to best express this theme of passage recurring in my practice, namely the architectural places that witness the presence of the man who built them, lived there and, at the end of the day, abandoned them.

These proposals, already expressed through a technique that I will favor, watercolor, are no longer relevant for me as well, although they illuminate my approach as a painter, will not be presented on this site.

If I kept the same process to create my images, I do a work of synthesis in which the play of shadows and lights, sharpness and blur, transparency and opacity, and by abstraction invite the spectator to question reality to allow him, in the various senses of the term, to better discover it in his turn.

Will be presented in the site, my original and unique contemporary abstract watercolors, my drawings, photos and art prints in limited series