abstract… another way.
abstract (draw from…) inspired in me a feeling of both
liberation and jubilation. In
my mind, abstraction corresponded at first to non-figuration
based on natural elements that continue to dominate but in
a more internalized fashion; the reference to visual sensations
the two major trends which have developed : on the one hand,
the constructivists who find expression i n elements their
spirit gives birth to and, on the other, the lyrical painters
who give free rein to their vital impulses or to their poetic
exuberance (to which we should
add tangible forms of expression drawn from matter itself),
I am seeking another path.
wishing to combine rigour (discipline?) and poetry, I also
feel the need to hold firmly to a third dimension, to express
true depth.That is why, starting from the movement of light
in aerial space, from the geometricalized planes of shifting
colour, from the coloured
transparencies that absorb them, I paint imaginary, allusive
They breach walls (at least, I hope so) and offer the
«observer» the possibility of travelling within
himself or elsewhere, as he wishes.
Lioté "Landscapist of the Unknown Spaces"
(Editions L'Oeil du Griffon - 1991)