Anneau Nimes

Azéma, Philippe

Philippe Azéma glues thin sheets of paper onto cotton bed sheets. Moisture and perhaps haste cause jagged creases and tears in the paper, onto which he then applies thin layers of paint, always canary-yellow and orange-red. He then takes a brush or stick dipped in ink or thin black paint and proceeds to splatter details over the yellow background. Only then, when observing the creases, cracks, splashes and lines, do ideas come to him for the scene. Azéma then draws a series of figures and objects that combine to tell a story. He also adds words to the images and in doing so plays with language and pronunciation.