This is the story of a gathering; the gathering of a flower and a man.
A fantasied flower painted with a natural earthly material. A flower that looks like no other.
Indeed, artist Didier L’Honorey’s flowers are not mimetic. They directly come from the imagination of their creator in order to represent the very complex duality of fragility and strength. Though the painting may seem easy at the first glance it is yet the result of a long intellectual process.
French artist Didier L’Honorey returns to Lebanon with a never before shown series of drawings at Alice Mogabgab gallery; produced in 2010 with walnut stain and China ink, representing a basic flower, a simple flower: four petals, a stem in a pot. The whole forms an astonishing gallery of one hundred and fifty selfies, in which each flower appears alone, autonomous, singular and different.
In a one on one discussion with the artist, he revealed that this work started back in 1989 when he started from a basic desire painting flowers on floral patterned textiles and elaborated the concept with practice and time to a four petal flower that helped him create a non stability in his work.
“Selfie Flowers” exhibition runs until Saturday 24 March 2018 at Galerie Alice Mogabgab.