Richard Texier at work

Richard Texier at work A film by Benoît Labourdette (9’54s, 2014). A mystery of the act of painting, unveiled with Richard Texier. thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
7 October 2014. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

A mystery of the act of painting, unveiled with Richard Texier.

Film the act of artistic creation, its truth, is an illusory attempt in a sense, because precisely the plastic work goes beyond words, dialogue with the viewer in a deep way, in mediating between the interior of the artist and interior space of the viewer, which exceeds comprehension. Show the act of creation can not, in first instance, show nothing more than a superficial stage, this time of manufacture, the visible part of a much larger iceberg. What sense is there to try this so impossible ? What quest ? And what speaks, in this, to the audience ?

If we could discover, a bit, the “secrets” of artists, we would enrich conceptual, human and embodied tools, whose inspiration could help us in our own lives and our work. It is not about illuminate nor explain the work, but to be somewhere else, which is that of doing, the “method” of the technical. Interesting for artists, interesting for those who are not, because creative processes affect everyone in all areas.

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