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Fabrice Espiard

Fabrice Espiard



I have always been fascinated by art in general and painting in particular, I appreciate the figurative but the abstract conveys me more emotions, this without ever having had the "calm" necessary to manage to transmit to my turn my emotions through this medium. Now at over forty, it is "easier" for me to convey these emotions or let's say I have more peace of mind doing so.
My career, both professional and private, ended up giving me this bizarre and tenacious impression of having had several lives by insatiably seeking personal fulfillment, which is now done with art, paint-ing in particular which allows me to feel "in my place", in my "element", in the sense that I have no conflict between what I do and what makes me feel good.
I would like to be able to develop more technicality so that I can more "easily" and "faithfully" tran-scribe what I want with more accuracy and precision. I would like to switch from acrylic to oil, which seems to me more suitable for different productions ... while keeping acrylic ... maybe also larger sup-ports because I am not very comfortable with small formats, I no longer need space to express myself ...
I like dark colors and very bright ones, very saturated and desaturated tones, playing with shapes (of-ten geometric) and contrasts in order to provoke a "reflection" in the spectators.
My productions are not particularly heterogeneous, this is not necessarily my goal ... I work with emotion, desire, the feeling of the moment, a canvas is a bit of a "world" in itself and in a moment "T". The "style" is often variable, like the emotions ... but also cyclical, the "styles" return in turn according to the needs of expression of the moment.
My artistic approach wants to represent our individual and collective dualities which often lead to a complementarity but rarely to a balance.
The versatility of our feelings and emotions, their evolution and their inconstancy which often push us to completely paradoxical behaviors.
The ambiguity of our emotional differences between our individuality and our social behavior.
The relative global balance of life in the punctual imbalance of emotions.
The frequent mismatch of our dreams and actions.
The paradox of individual oppositions and inequalities that ultimately lead to a form of collective unity for once again the better or the worse depending on the nature of the feelings and emotions that direct us.
Color is for me the best medium for expressing emotions that can pass through the visual, some peo-ple comparing them to musical notes which seems fair enough to me.
I try to transcribe these ambivalences, these oppositions through painting, its colors and its games of contrasts, lights, blackness, its complementarities and its oppositions in order to offer like a mirror to my feelings and emotions according to the different temporalities of life.


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