Fruit of a three years continuous work and of long hours of listening, this pictorial unit on jazz music only pretends to be purely emotional - and only that!
Indeed, it is not here question of the illustration of a musical topic, not more than of the portrait of the concerned musician.
The artist listens to the music, penetrates himself about it, impregnates himself some, and, plunged in this musical climate, he seeks to retransmit, on the chosen support, through colors and matter, by the means of the rhythms of the composition, the sensations and feelings in which the hearing of the musical piece has bathed him.
"As one looks at this pastels, as one reads the title of the compositions which have inspired them, music appears. All the sounding abstraction of music is here, materialized, fixed in the silences of a color which leads to the "arrangements" as Bill Evans would say, of all the vibrations that jazz is able to transmit : unique, strong, sensual." Robert Inard d'Argence - Nice Matin (september, 12th 1999).
the painter and the musician are in osmosis with Verlaine : «
Music first of all». Hervé reinterprets for us what he
hears, to emphasize it in power and force, as well by the tempo as by
the sound, as well by atmosphere as by this color which the great ones
give to this old incantation.
The techniques used are:
pastel on paper;
oils on canvas from 15F (65/54) to 100P (162/114);
... at the Vasarely Foundation exhibition.