"I paint scenes taken from Alfred Hitchcock’s films such as "Rear window" and "North by Northwest", or Almodovar’s “High heels”, and Douglas Sirk’s "Imitation of life”.
Each film is divided into a hundred of paintings. Different series highlight the relationships between painting and cinema through the act of painting in the film (the light, the framing and the allegory of the open window in “Rear window”). My work invites the viewer to relive physically the internal atmosphere of the film without the aspect of time connected to the movies.
My paintings are grouped into different themes inside the block of painting formed by each film, such as, for example:
- The different uses of black into painting and cinema,
- The integration of specific film signs (sets or generic)
- Gestures of painting into the movies (crucifixion, lamentations…)
- The use of light as a source of projection and a source of the painting.
Approaching reality and turning it into images are concerns for painters and movie Directors too.
Many painters borowed images from photography, my paintings take movies images as a subject in itself."