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Confectionner une guirlande 5

Date: 2021
Support: Painting
Dimensions: 195 x 150 cm
Photography is a crucial tool for Idir Davaine: he frequently takes snapshots of his daily surroundings to reference them later in his acrylic paintings. Focusing on the line, the shape, and the colour, he breaks up and rearranges elements from mountains, forests, and nature to create abstract coloured scenes.

In Confectionner une guirlande 5, sections of bright colours sketch a purposely opaque scene. Thus symbols and signs appear like successive strata. Overlaid, they’re inspired by multiple sources: geology, cosmology, fairy tales, the plant kingdom, ornamentation, and the history of painting itself…
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