This French Artist Creates Haunting, Abstract Paintings
Fabien Claude is a French artist who creates gruesome portraits of abstract figures that will penetrate your imagination. He often uses dark, somber colors like blues, blacks and dark reds in a way that truly haunts the soul. His work never shows well-defined faces or features, but instead lets the viewer imagine what lies behind the shadows and negative space- and that is what makes his art so satisfyingly creepy.
My own work is the result of cutting a highlighted shape, with a random resemblance to a face, or a head borrowed from a painting. My paintings are the result of opposition, not between figuration and abstraction, but between painting and representation, proper body shape and body material. Painting is a reality, not a mirror.
I sometimes feel like I am but a drop in the fog. Fatigue or indifference, everything seems a little fuzzy, condensed elsewhere. My work is a kind of absence that paradoxically does not allow me to leave me, without an anchor other than all my faculties. The reality is perhaps a presence of mind and body, endurance to see everything, thinking everything, grasping the ends, a secret that the word is no longer sufficient to build possibilities. No need for illusion, daydreaming, when we know precisely these possibilities, the movements led by the contact of a single point on sensitive surfaces. The world is tenderly feminine, when violence does not exceed the desire for meaning.
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