Sensual dreams

Madison Gallery US Solana beach

“Abstraction? Figuration? The two spaces coexist here without ignoring each other with the hope of a possible symbiosis between what the painter and the lover know, what they can say and everything that vibrates beyond exhausted words. Because the image freezes within the limits of the form. However, time has told us, love is a dance where the fluidity of each new movement calls for possibilities, suggestion and resonances of the eternal.” – Cédrix Crespel 

Cédrix Crespel is an artist who symbolizes a generation open to its era culture. He examines the representation of one woman. In the middle of the 90s, aware of the need for artists to lay down roots in their culture, he soon abandoned academic drawing, renounced pencils and lines, inventing a figurative form of expression. His painting is a sensual odyssey an adaptation of images of independent and passionate women who defy roles that society wants to give them. He teaches us, whether we like it or not, to get rid of our certainties to enter a universe where his women love to be coveted in this way. From the tension in desire to the obsessions haunting him, Cédrix Crespel implies the sexual and sensual, and the reverse. For four years now, it is no longer a question of painting the muse but of showing the couple in a relationship to absolute love.

The blur, the background, the underside is the subject. It fixes Her image. From a distance, on the surface, I apply what represents me with my historic practice. By these two techniques I create a depth of field comparable to photography.
The distance between these two layers is precisely what I focus on, what I seek to paint. a ‘3rd entity’ ‘the link that connects us’, the unpaintable, the unrepresentable.