Through this new series of triptychs (oil on wood) I continue my exploration of matter’s mystery. Allowing one, myself, to be worked upon by matter is at the heart of my research. I particularly love experimenting with a diversity of wood species. Painting connects me to matter, whether I am cast in a confrontational or communional stance, and through this artistic gesture, I also explore my body and my life, thus the raw material of humanity. The more I paint, the more I see. The more I see, the more I touch. The more I live, the more I love. I then discover a presence, this “other” reality emerging from matter, my body, my life. With Souffle, I wish to share how I personally experienced a marvelous discovery of the “presence” at the heart of matter.
- Daniel LeBlond