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In “Atem”, the multiple shapes comprise a unit, though each element is limited to its own cage. A strange presence… some “thing” masses of matter transformed by movement and thus transforming the place into a weird, disquieting, fiery landscape, leaving the spectator free to find or to lose himself.

Paper coloured using a dye from Japan, living colour extracted form a fruit, with the special characteristic of turning gradually red, lit frontally, it looks dark brown, and against the light it turns to flame.

The artist is particularly fascinated by the tensions between fading and flaming, wilting and blooming, ashes and fire.

The process of working on this material forms a continuum in the “Khalal” project, striving in “Atem” towards greater transparency and lightness.