Paintings on paper fixed on metal plate
Tas (Pile) n°1 to 9
28,5 x 20 cm
2013 – 2014
Paintings on paper
Tas (Pile) n°11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17
30 x 20 cm (approximately)
Paintings on canvas
Tas (Pile) n°14, 15, 19, 20 and 21
195 x 130 cm and 146 x 114 cm
2014 – 2018
Tas (Pile) n°10
Installation with one wood penguin hanging from the ceiling and 6 penguins in a send-pit
150 x 110 x 110 cm (variable dimensions)
Tas (Pile) n°22
Pencil on paper
87 x 57,3 cm
The starting point of this series is one of the photos leaked from Abu Ghraib camp.
Towards the end of April 2004, after the invasion of Iraq, a US news channel disclosed the torture, abuse, and humiliation perpetuated by a group of U.S. soldiers on Iraqi prisoners. The story was a major political scandal in the United States and other countries of the coalition. One of these images showed naked prisoners stacked bodies, and reminded me of the stacked corpses of the Nazi concentration camps.
This series speaks of superimposition, of innocence and cruelty, of toys and bodies, irony and sadness, roughness and sensuality. Tenderness remains abandoned in a strange and desolate world, lost in an indifferent landscape.