The ‘BITS & SPECIES’ project started in 2014 and is still running today. The series IS A STUDY about the many HUMAN TYPOLOGIES, the project contains 5 parts so far, each exploring the various facets of manking from a different angle. The artworks are made from digital painting and composite photography ending in large format prints on aluminium, numbered from 1 to 3, exept for the last one which is made of unique examplar paintings on canvas.
BACK TO PAINTING series : acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas / 240 x 120 cm / 100 x 100 cm
SKIN SHEDDINGS series, the 4th part of the B&S project is about skin. The skin is the body's largest organ and represents the point of contact between the world and one"s personal perceptions of it. It's the layer that holds all of our inner parts together, and also the one that shows their imbalance. But it seems that evolution didn't grow it though enough to keep us feeling safe from the outside world without adding at least a second one. The outermost layer is still the one telling who you are, inside yourself.
HUMANIMAL series extends the previous ones by focussing on the similarities between human and animal species. The cold- ness of the processing and the lack of expression are merely compensated by the gleam of humanity in their eyes, reminding us to care about the wounded animal hidden somewhere in each of us.
PORTRAITS AFTER BITS & SPECIES series seems cleaner at first sight. the subjects tend to look like icons that reflect their socio-cultural context. And As their meaning is often hidden into details or inside textures, each piece of work comes with a sketch book revealing a few keys and references attending the subject.
BITS & SPECIES series is a study exploring current human typologies, symbolically shown through composite portrait, as pieces of the human species puzzle. Each one is also made out of bits and pieces coming from different sources, like a mix of samples turned into singular personalities. The wax-like-freezed-expressions deliver an emotional story of human pain and failures under a faint but almost touchable filter of distance.