Portraits is a format of collaboration where I immerse myself in the world and the work of a scientist to create a painting.
Attempting to grasp as much as I can of the theories behind the experiments, I like to go down to reading books and publications in the field, chosen by the researcher. Doing some calculation myself enables me to practice a bit and can be the base for how I structure the piece of art in the end.
Portraits, n°1 – Nanonoise
The first collaboration was conducted with Ludovic Bellon and his team at Laboratoire de Physique ENS de Lyon.
Portraits, n°2 – Vacherie Ternaire
A second portrait was secretly created and offered as a tribute to the work of researcher Alain Pumir at Laboratoire de Physique ENS de Lyon.