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155 x 200 cm / 2006 - Mixed media on canvas

Would it be the scribblings of a kid on his school book? The generous format of that master pieces make us loose our scale and our point of reference. It is here the masterpiece of the German artist Thomas Fiebig. The artist uses here a range of vivid and very contrasted colors. With in its center a deep "black hole" with an extraordinary plastically density. The subject has nothing to deal with modern painting. Neither does the technic used. The process is simple: let's take as a beginning some simple illustrations for kids.  The painter will progressively scribble his image with a computer up until not being able to notice the main characters. Another image is then created. But the canvas "Paff" tells us something else. Thomas Fiebig proceeds to a diversion. He meticulously breaks our social and cultural references up until a social chaos in order to encourage us to redefine it. The gesture is impressionist, energetically and sharp. However the oil painting technic is slow, precious and meticulous. The artist rebuild with self control, patience and application a gesture that seems fast and not controlled. The perception over the masterpiece becomes deeper and mental. This painting is the antithesis of a buzzing world. Out of control with chaos ruling it.

© Speerstra Gallery / Marie Bourtayre / translation: F. Mery Poplimont / voice: Yann Marguet