mercier philippe manuel Artist artworks for sale
Artist: mercier philippe manuel
Live in: Salleiles, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Artworks for sale: 0
mercier philippe manuel Artist Bio:
The foundations and motivations of his art stem from a classically based origin, an evolution of many thousand years, which are constantly reshaped in total harmony with it’s ambient surroundings. With his shapes, half way between a basic, original and primitive spirituality and of a vision devoid of all stylistic prejudice, the guiding line of his curves is endless, like ripples in the stream that encircle each hollow, in the same way he explores the emptiness and hollowness of ideological thoughts and harsh deeds affecting man in his verticality. The origin of art and it’s need to portray itself since time immemorial does not only draw it’s inspiration from the beauty of aesthetic shapes, but from the need for one to establish a more intimate relationship with the divine, the powerful force which penetrates our very being with short flashes that overwhelm us, leaving us with a greater understanding of everything. He endeavors to create the slender link and bond for a greater vision of the UNITY. The understanding of the Universe is the best way to subdue the philosophical question of our very existence. "The realization of my thoughts into practical concrete shapes creates the deeply-needed vacuum in my mind to accommodate numerous other new ideas. With the ripples emanating from my shapes and forms, I hollow out the stone and at the same time I brush away all the burden on my immature mind to return to the basic truth, this main thread in direct liaison with its origins of the shape of the stone, this immense beauty which radiates the heart and mind and gives an added creative meaning to my art. With the help of my engraving chisels, I square off the shapeless contours of my own being, hoping to find the brilliance of the diamond that is encrusted in my heart, like plunging ones’ hand into the heart of the comet to obtain the knowledge of it’s historical meaning, bringing with it each day a new discovery". To return to the source of the primitives signs and it’s all important usefulness is like drinking water which trickles in fine droplets onto the granite, this rebirth gives a new life to the permanence of each moment which in turn stamps its own transparence on our contemplative thoughts. This unquenchable thirst which constantly makes us aware of times past and takes us to the present moment with modern graffiti ; this incredible personalization and feeling of art taking to its limit it’s deep-rooted need which creates the irresistible need to paint from nature the air, sand, stone... With his fist raised towards the stars, he claims a perfection and also the cohesion of our emotion to find a greater fusion of the subtle nature of our existence. The interpenetration of the flows of fullness and emptiness is enriched by their sexual complementarities leading to perfect balance. By means of gentle moments, precise and fast moving, without restriction on its freedom, in order to lead to a state of mind rather than an idle observation, a poetic and totally personal view of a space complete and profound which brings us out of our shell until the fusion takes place, which invokes the entwinement and unity of man and woman. In searching for accuracy of creation, he searches for total and unfettered artistic freedom, the influence of life’s past generations up to it’s furthest extremes and pitfalls, the discreet and secret way of thought which exudes and exclaims an abstract beauty of basic megalithic art and a down-to-earth historic continuity of an art which has nourished our intellect, from the distant past and not only from contemporary pleasantness. He feels more at ease with an art, which after thousands of years being relegated to the shadows of art, now shocks you with its modernity and relevance.