Acrylic on canvas.
The material used is fluid, creating a light, supple but precise
gesture. But Alechinsky admits to feeling a certain anxiety faced with a
blank sheet of paper, which is why he often prefers to use pre-printed
In 1965 Alechinsky created, his first Marges, series of vignettes that surround the central picture, which tells a parallel story to that of the main work.
The fragments of stories and memories contained in these pages become
the source of inspiration allowing him to create an imaginary world
around pockets of reality.
The friezes add a playful touch to his work, depicting an imaginary world featuring a multitude of themes, which make up an important element of the work.