Tuesday, February 10, 2009

belle oubli






Hauntingly beautiful figures softly welling from the surface itself. The work of French artist, Alexandre Day is gorgeous, caught between faded vintage photos and beautifully hand-rendered sketch. The gaze of his subjects, both preoccupied and pointed, welcome our eyes upon them. His drawings truly mesmerize, like ash on a surface taking form, enveloped within an ethereal white space. His blog here, his muse here. Beautiful oblivion, indeed.

Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change.
~quote by DH Lawrence via dailypoetics

8 comments:

comfies said...

beautiful work, thank you for sharing. and i love, love the quote.

muralimanohar said...

I adore both Adolie and her Alexandre...something so amazing and special about their work.

chewingthecud said...

lovely lovely post... you have such an eye for details :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so beautiful...you describe it so well!

pve design said...

haunting me these lovely images, and that i could be erased and made into nothing.

Julia said...

The images are haunting as is the quote! I think I'll need to put this in a journal somewhere to think about later!

*scribbles in journal*

Isabelle said...

I was lucky to be in Nantes for one of his exhibition last year. It was great. With Adolie they are just a perfect couple !!

Mrs.French said...

just speechless...and that never happens...xo t