Memoires d'un fou
In this exuberant series, the inital thought was to create a visual diary , like an illustrated fairy tale book, without a specific text , where each image tells its own story, but they remain connected. Some characters appear in more than one painting , not exactly in the same way, living several adventures. Borrowing the title from Flaubert's book Memoires d'un fou -which really spoke to me through its fierceness and clarity of thought in a poetic way- , i wanted to create a theatrical imagery , in which surreal female figures are the troop, telling tales about the vanity , the absurdeness but also the beauty of human existence. The atmosphere of another era was important , taking at first an inspiration papier peints decoratifs ( hand painted wallpapers) of 18th century french villas as refernce for the landscape surroundings , to conclude with mostly imagined ones in the end.