Published on 2014-11-16
A life for art, or art for living? Nothing can really define this mysterious and enthralling character that is Amaury Dubois, the runaway winner of our inspiration contest.
A touching encounter
"When I taste something, I see a colour, when I hear a sound, I see a colour! It is a constant ebullition ". A life for art, or art for living? Nothing can really define this mysterious and enthralling character that is Amaury Dubois.
As soon as one goes through the door of his workshop, one enters another world, Amaury's universe, which is made of colours, strong and soft music; life, character, emotions...
His back to us, focused as usual, wearing his "Jimmy Hendrix-style cloak" and to the tune of Pink Floyd, Amaury engages body and soul in this passion, which is inside him night and day: painting.
A gift is born
Despite having a cosy Art Direction job after completing his studies at Saint Luc, this aesthete felt the irrepressible urge to paint, to satisfy the passion that overwhelmed him: "I feel like the last grain of sand in an hourglass that turns at full speed!"
This self-taught artist did not have to wait very long to get his own place in the business, given that, one year after he started painting, he was exhibiting his works in a gallery: "If I was able to exhibit my works so quickly, it is because I immediately found my style." And what style! An Amaury Dubois canvas can be recognized among one thousand works!
A controlled expertise
The oil painting is his most faithful ally, he likes colour, transparency, and this suits his work pace, because it requires a concentration of a minimum number of hours,
whereas his other friend, acrylic, dries up too quickly. Working for hours does not scare Amaury, on the contrary, it stimulates him, making him feel alive and plunging him into a world where only his works matter.
It is this love of painting that can be found in his work inspired by the painter Matisse. Madly in love with his region, its culture, gastronomy, landscapes, he wanted to pay tribute to it by choosing as a model a painter from the North: Matisse. Arranged in the Amaury-style, it relives, it keeps its soul, but it gains in modernism. This is the genius of Amaury: making "old-style" art bring forward his own modern art.
A limited edition Smart customised by Amaury Dubois, light projections near the Grand Stade de Lille, one of his paintings chosen for the latest McDonald's campaign... So many pleasant surprises that make this lover of life increasingly happier every day! "I take everything as a gift from God," he confesses to us modestly.
"Passing time and our place in the world." This is the constant reflection that inspires him and makes his works what they are today.
My main character trait: Creativity
My main flaw: Hyperactivity
My main quality: Being nice
What I appreciate most about my friends: Their honesty
My favourite activity: Working, painting, creating
My dream of happiness: I have reached it
What I would like to be: I already am that, but I still want to go further
The colour I prefer: I like them all
The flower I like: Yellow Iris from the marshes, which is found on the crest of the region of Brussels-Capital region and of the Lille city.
My favourite writers/poets: John Lennon and the science fiction writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
My favourite fictional hero/heroine: Batman
The gift of nature that I would like to have: To freeze time
My motto: Live intensely