Welcome in the universe of Photopaints©!
Self-taught artist, Lio exposes himself in its own mouginoise gallery as well as in Paris and abroad (Monaco, New York, Mexico City, Singapore, Miami), as invited. To create his Photopaints©, he seizes the reality by transfiguring it through a double technique of his own: first photography, then digital painting.
Freedom of the artist
Lio is a digital artist who deceives rules, those bound to the photo as to the paint. For him, it is not the world which creates us: it is the artist who creates the world in the way he sees it. His conception of the art bases on a nonconformist philosophy which authorizes him a freedom to create by being attuned to an emotion or to an appearance to be seized.
Colors convey the imagination
Photopaints © would not exist without a search on the color. Even those in black and white represent fireworks! Colors are for Lio a source of inspiration, but also of evocation and escape …
Beyond the real colors, to create a virtual harmony
Lio keeps no color of the photos of origin. He recomposes, affects by touch, a partition of very distant colors dogmae bound to the schools of paint. He speaks about ‘his colors ‘ and associates them in daring camaïeux – to see Fontmerle for example, illustrating the book of Mougins. Lio make colors vague, stacks them, gives them a texture … He makes them live and express himself.
The light and the change of colors
For Lio, colors are alive, changeable, oscillating… That is why he uses the light via brilliant printings or supports as Plexiglas. He shares felt expressed by Adrian Schiess when he writes: ‘I like the infinity in a transition of colors, this dumb music which sizzles …’
Pondering versus ‘Fleeting Look’
Take time to look … Lio likes the idea of a space time which deploys in each of the Photopaints©. Indeed, his look is particularly sensitive to the pondering and to the harmony. Lio transforms with his so particular touch the reality of the photo. So Photopaints© seize the reality through the medium photo and use it to promote an imagination: no matter if it is the one of the artist or the spectator.
Like a poet of the imagination, Lio diverts objects by playing an always changeable pallet of lights and colors. He is an illusionist of the new kind, that does not try to give the feeling of the reality, but the magic.