Let us demystify the votive and sanctify the motif

Introduction :
The pattern is of intimate and discrete questioning. It includes nuances of the same shade, starting with the colour grey and passing through to yellow, always following a regular and specific percentage form. Unique wallpaper however can be created from these patterns using any colour, (red, green, yellow, blue, etc.). In order to avoid rendering the wallpaper unintelligible, the chosen proportions should not overlap with the pattern. The pattern be it grey, green or yellow includes in fact 12 different patterns (subjects). Each gradation of colours is calculated in percentage, rather in the same manner as an opinion poll: “tu mouilles, tu bandes” (40%), “baise-moi” (35%), “suce-moi” (30%), “ton cul”, “sa chatte” (25%), “lèche-moi”, “enfonce-toi” (20%), “fouille-moi”, “branle-moi” (15%), “ta fente” (5%), “sa bite” (0%). The border uses the 12 subjects divided into two groups in a decreasing order, thus offering a regular digression.


The character chart, 1986 :

The character chart is made up of small refined plates of glass mounted pictures, (with the same frame), hung on a wall at the same height. At first sight, one sees letters of another time. The curiosity of the spectator makes him come closer to read the adorned letters and the hidden words. Totally absorbed by the painting, his universe topples when he suddenly discovers the reality of the beautiful letters that crudely exhibit a lascivious hailing. Isn’t this the risk that one takes when confronting a work of art ? The same expressions may be found in any language, therefore covering as many people as possible and of any colour. For the black and white series the chosen letters correspond to the character of the language.

Gérard Collin-Thiébaud, 2001
18/08/01 15:10
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