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Chimères is a recent series of drawings made essentially with pencil and India ink.

These drawings find their origins in details taken from a previous, more figurative series. From these details, I create patterns I enlarge, crop, translate in black and white. I submit these patterns to repetitions, superpositions, inversion of values, erasure... Whence the birth of series.

I cross the patterns with one another, the image appears from hybridation and gives bith to a vegetal, mineral, organic world. The title of the series Chimères comes from the hybrid and composite character of images. This title refers to an oniric world, populated with fantastic creatures.

It symbolizes an imaginary creation, coming from the depths of unconscious, dream and fantasy.


Nicole Guidi