1990 – “Atlantide” Gouaches
Series of seven gouaches, mounted on large canvas, 420 x 290 cm. Each of these gouaches became the design for a carpet (published by the Société des Amis du Musée National d’Art Modern).
Mediterranean frescoes inspire the series of seven large-scale gouaches, but the meaning goes far deeper. Atlantis is an odyssey through time and reveals glimpses of this ancient civilisation as it is slowly submerged in water or dried out by a desert. The fragments lost are like the memories lost by an amnesiac.
The same themes surrounding erosion, archaeology and the oceanic universe reoccur in a porcelain service also titled Atlantis, created at Sèvres – Ceramic City between 1996 and 2006.
Location: Pierre Passebon Gallery, Paris.