The making of Paysage 17.219

I’m working on a new piece for Cheongju Craft Biennale, opening on September 13th in South Korea. I’ll try to document the project and share insight on this page, updated daily.

1- Experiencing Nature

Nature brings some balance to my life, and frequent hikes help me find an equilibrium and cope with the time spent facing computer screens in dark places.
After landing in Seoul, I headed South East and found my way to Sobaeksan National Park, to spent a day climbing up Birobong, a 1439m peak.


Alone on stone steps

Body aches and out of breath

Vanish at summit



Blue gradient to white

Ripped paper scattered away

Trace the horizon


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2- Grids as mountains.

Over the past years, I tried to capture my experience of nature, and made hundreds of drawings depicting landscapes, and reliefs in particular. I’m not very agile nor precise with my hands, so I use a plotter, a small robot holding a pen and who can trace lines on paper, 24/7, without showing signs of exhaustion. It’s an extension of my arm, it executes my ideas while I’m preparing the next ones.

I use one technique exclusively: I create a grid, and elevate points on Y, from a texture, often a noise algorithm.



Next updates:

3- Panorama, a popular spectacle in the mid-19th century.
4- Softwares, plugins, GPUs, brushes of the modern painter.
5- Bierstadt and the Hudson River School style.
6- Paper, Glue, Ladder. that’s about it.
7- Projection mapping. pixels calibration and maintenance delights.
8- Cheongju Craft Biennale, South Korea.




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