FROM 15 DECEMBER 2017 TO 30 JANUARY 2018

THE CIPANGO GALLERY
IS SHOWING

CHRISTOPHE TISSOT

‘’Les Ultimes’’

MIXING A SYMBOLIST WAY OF THINKING WITH A CLEAR LINE PLAYING WITH THE POWER OF INK, THE PAINTER CHRISTOPHE TISSOT INVITES US TO THIS SHOW TO DISCOVER TWO INTERSECTING SERIES : THE DREAMERS (2013) AND CHAMPS D’OISEAUX / FIELD OF BIRDS (2017).

The small is in the large, the large is in the small…this is how we might sum up the exhibition Les Ultimes. By using new digital technologies, the painter’s eye is able to examine, as if through a telescope, a piece of his picture and from it gather the vision of a profound, unsuspected world. The detail underpins the whole and the whole nurtures the detail. This interdependence permits the existence of the work, its appearance in time and its silent presence.

Like lunar faces coming from the meanders of dreams, Les Ultimes are above all the expression of a calm, peaceful truth. Because their eyelids are closed, these hazy figures have learnt how to see in a different way. Like so many gleams in the night, their faces light up the path of something new and dreamlike. Les Ultimes are also the capture of a detail, at the heart of the painting.

As subject and master of its own picture, the detail here assumes the power of the whole. It proves its self-sufficiency by giving rise to an amazing series of numbered edition.

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