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I invite you to discover my ‘reportage’ drawings, sketchbooks, photography, ceramics and paintings inspired by my trip to Tunisia in October 2021. I felt the need to change my perspective in order to focus on drawing, prompted by a certain listlessness and the need for new horizons - especially those that would allow me to take joy in my work again.
During my stay in the artist’s residency 'Dar Meso', a stone's throw from the Medina of Tunis, I wanted to get back to a style of illustration called 'reportage', back to what I had studied. I wanted to draw non-stop and attempt to capture Tuni's sights energy and people. With paper and sketchbook, my pencil case in hand, I set out to sketch. I drew my discoveries day after day.
Observational drawing is, for me, a means to discover and evoke a culture. When I spend hours drawing the same street corner or market stall I feel embedded in the culture and people that surround me. My drawings strive to capture the authenticity of a place, the charm of a country, and my exchanges with passers-by. I am so often met with an intrigued glance that opens the door for conversation and sharing. In this body of work I transport you to Tunisia with a sensitive balance of mediums - watercolors, pencils, pastels, gouaches, among others.
After decanting and reflecting on this fantastic experience last winter, my visit to Tunis sparked a phase of creative energy. Back in my own studio, I was propelled by photography and drawings made ‘in situ’ to paint and make ceramics. The latter in a more sculptural way, inspired by market stalls, lemons, pomegranates and fresh fish watched by mischievous stray cats. I hope to take you into the Tunisian atmosphere full of humor, sun and ‘joie de vivre’ after our grey and rainy winter.