Published on 2009-06-18
It's already ten years since Amaury Dubois, 29 years old, started. At that time, "I was looking for something, it was like stress relief. "Since he grew up, he has mellowed: "I feel that I am evolving, I'm calmer too. "A visit to his studio reveals paintings with explosive colours, alongside quieter works in evidence. "I've always painted very dynamic paintings but I'm starting to explore other facets.
My paintings are like a mirror of myself." Amaury Dubois created his early paintings "without knowing anything about painting". "It just fell into place. I put down my strokes and I invented my shapes. In two to three paintings, I had advanced visually with light and construction." As a child, the young painter already loved to draw. "Like other children... but more passionately", he explained.
"Creating windows and worlds". His family, which includes several artists, was perhaps something to do with it. Except that "for them, it is a pleasure. For me, it is as vital as eating or drinking. It is a need. " The insatiable desire "to create windows and worlds".
"When I take a blank canvas, I only apply what I already have in my mind." Depending on his "sensitivity at any one moment", this young painter is trying to "put an image on an emotion". So much so that, according to his moods, he often works on several paintings at once.
"Instead of taking medication for anxiety, another for overwork, it is a canvas I need." He who describes himself as having "a false sense of security" also seeks to "escape" in an exercise of concentration and "sincere and honest" attention to detail. "Painting allows me to dream, it is limitless. I feel I build a raft every day and let myself practice on a river. This allows me to keep an element of the unknown, knowing that not everything is written, not knowing the end". Amaury Dubois, who participated in the group exhibition Desks and Easels, in Bondues last autumn, is back in the cultural environment. Only this time with a score of recent works.