Galerie Kamel Mennour
23 May → 5 Jul 2020
What interests David Hominal (born in France in 1976) in painting is its materiality. He continuously develops its practice, if possible by combining it with another medium: installation, sculpture. In "No titre (collection 2021)", the artist focuses on colour, whose application becomes the subject of the work. From there, he can spin all sorts of stories and themes. From portrait to landscape to still life, from the incorporation of kitsch to that of tragedy, he blurs the boundaries between figuration and abstraction. This work marks a return to the motifs of gigantic flowers, as significant in his work as they are in the history of art. Seeing them, the gestures with which they are associated come back to us irremediably: offerings, marks of respect or symbols of joy, they are flamboyant and significant. The wooden frames placed on the ground are part of this same movement between tradition and modernity: resembling simple debris, they nevertheless evoke totems painted in honour of the gods. Finally, David Hominal plays with the archetypes of art to create his own.