Lessons by Martine Gélis — Paintings: round trip
Paintings are images among images: real paintings, photographed, printed or broadcast, they take their place in our memories among all other images. To paint is to work with, against or based on these images.
Painting with what already exists is our rule of thumb: paint with paintings that we have seen enlarged, magnified, multiplied, overexposed and paint with those that we have never seen. We draw from the reservoir of forms and ideas that constitute the history of art and the topicality of contemporary art in a round trip from seeing to painting and back again.