Idir Davaine graduated from the Beaux-Arts
de Paris in 2017. He chose the landscape as the starting point of his artistic
reflection. For years, he drew and painted from nature and afterwards
confronted these works with codification processes. Nowadays, photography is a
crucial tool for Davaine: he frequently takes snapshots of his daily
surroundings to reference them later in his acrylic paintings.
“I like to think that landscapes and the
details I use are like sheet music that the viewer needs to learn to decrypt,
that each of them holds another possible reading – not as obvious, not as
divided – of reality,” explains the artist.