Mickael Doucet’s “orange canoe” series is both a reference to the work of *Peter Doig, who acts as a visual landmark in the art world and at the same time it is not so much a tribute as a kind of gimmick that pushes the viewer into his most dreamy retreat. Finally, we all have an orange canoe somewhere waiting for us… it is the idea of this small part of ourselves that is comforting, a little melancholic, a little poetic, a little tender… A magic accentuated by the windows, worked in a lighter way like Henri Matisse with a landscape and interior relationship. The painting within the painting or a phantasmagoriated vision of an analeptic landscape… A story begins, takes shape or ends, “it’s you who decides” as the artist likes to say. Mickael Doucet’s paintings are an artistic expression of literature so dear to the artist, which according to him is a permanent testimony to art as a discipline that raises humanity spiritually.
Mickael Doucet – Canoé orange
by Galerie Charron / Thursday, 12 September 2019 / Published in Exhibitions
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