I was born as male. But very often since my teenage, people mistake to my gender.
Since ever, everyone tells me madam. Well, doesn’t matter, I’m used to, I was born with it. I must say I’m pretty proud of it. I acquired this identity. But I’ve always wondered why I should be either a male or a female. The feeling to be none of them really suits me.
I guess that, despite of my female face, the community classified me as male because I have a male sex. But everybody knows that’s wrong. That’s not the right definition of male, if there is one. Gender is neither sex nor face.
I guess I love women because I’m female inside. Lesbos gave me the way.
So what’s up my genre ? What’s my kind ? Why should I be more female than gorilla or Bonobo ? Am I really a female inside ? Am I not simply a repressed macho ? What a mess !
I’m just a noodle lost in the bowl, swimming in its dreams.
What about my genre inside ? Everyone get an own genre inside.
2021 : "A New Beginning" - Van der Plas Gallery, New York - Group exhibition
1992-1995 : Dijon, Cannes, Antibes - France
1990-1992 : Royal Academy of Art, Liège, Belgium. I took the Paul Mahoux painting course.
1988 : Arts & Métiers, Paris, France. Polytechnic Engineer.
20 years as Manager and Art Director in new tech (Internet and renewal energy).
Workshop manager in Art Academy of Chalon Sur Saône (France) for 5 years. Settled as painter in Brittany since 2020.
I need drawing and painting. To paint is the only way for me to cradle my brain and wet my eyes.
In the 90's, I started to work as artist in the french Riviera but gave up the market place because of bad meetings with galleries, art lovers and dishonest deals. So I worked many years as engineer in new technologies and renewable energy. I was IT Manager during 20 years, but finally that was boring to me. During all these years I was in a bad self without touching it. While a burn out a few years ago, I quited.
Now, I'm earning my living at my art. I guess.
I was diagnosed bipolar with high mental potential, which is not really easy to live with. That's not a gift ! I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
Practising my art is the only thing that suits me.
I'm currently working about gender and human kind, with a series named "An own genre inside".