About China

About China

These two series of paintings were completed in China, as I was living there, between 2006 and 2009.
  • Walls of China
    Walls of China

    During the three years that I spent in China, I was fascinated at how fast the city (Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province) was absorbing the surrounding countryside. Rural spaces were sold to property developers, who were building walls around still empty parcels. The locals were sometimes clearing themselves a path through the fallen stones, to go around more easily... This work, conducted outdoors in the suburb of Kunming between April and June 2008, was exhibited at the FIAP Jean-Monnet (Paris) in 2009.

  • The Making of the City
    The Making of the City

    I did this series in China between 2006 and 2009. It follows the "Walls of China", paintings done outdoors in a Kunming's suburb. "The Making of the City" consists in imaginary works, done at the studio. These works are about the city transformation and Chinese urbanism. This work was exhibited at the FIAP Jean-Monnet (Paris) in 2009.

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