The representation of the animal and the questioning of its significance are both of great antiquity and disturbing contemporaneity. In effect, from the prehistoric representations of beasts to the artistic interpretations of the present age, the animal has always obsessed human society (for instance in myths, fairy tales, legends and religions).
I continuously reinvent my 'personal fauna', which is scientifically and artistically unclassifiable, even if it appropriates certain actual animal morphologies (whether whole animals or merely details such as eyes, wings, paws etc.). This fauna, transposed, recomposed or completely imaginary – and often placed in an alien environment – comes into being in fact from the juxtaposition of simple pieces of paper. It is a fauna that fascinates me and amuses me. It even happens sometimes that it contributes to warding off or exorcising my fear of some living animal or another…
The real and the fantastic are thus both intermingled and side by side in practically all my works. The absurd and the bizarre, but also the disturbing and the frightening nourish my artistic language, which sometimes brings me closer to the approach of the surrealistic artists of some 100 years ago.