Paint Wildly refers to a feeling that the artist experiences when he is painting. He knows that the essence of this artistic practice is based on constantly changing his way of working. Therefore, he decided to become the opposite of the artist he used to be. He forces myself to break the methodology of work, to be constantly in risk taking and personal astonishment!
Taking risks has a positive side for the artist, because he’s works present extraordinary visual effects, dazzling contrasts and poignant textures.
The exhibition Paint Wildly features large as well as miniature works. Both formats are masterfully designed and have a unique quality. The canvases are painted with a mixture of acrylic and coating in order to highlight the on the thickness and structure of the paintings. The artist uses various tools such as mason’s rulers, tiler’s glue knives or even self created tools that support his unique creative practice. Important to mention is his freehand usage of the Montana-Madmaxxx spray can whose fat cap imitates an immense calligraphic pen. Initials the intention was to the approach new form of graffiti that contains neither a tag nor a throw up. Meanwhile he developed a key signature that focuses on the aesthetics of gesture and therefore he pursues their emotional qualities, which he states in Paint Wildly.
„I force myself to be constantly in risk taking and personal astonishment!“
As a ‚retired writer’ L’outsider is no longer confronted with this context, but still tries recreate and reactivate the relationship with the ‚outside‘ and ‚inside‘. He therefore adapts the studio practice, and keeps the ‘outside’ practice activated.
L’Outsider’s artworks seem be constantly fluctuating around that unique point of balance between the polarities. This is what makes L’outsider’s new works both powerful and fragile.
Tania Di Brita
KOLLY GALLERY GENEVA
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