Saturday, October 04, 2014



63% of the battery on my macbook pro, hmmm and I am listening to some strange music, probably I should change it.  « Done » like Mr.Gordon Ramsay would say. At least one thing I did today, if you get what I want to say. But it is almost 6AM so I have the day let us say in front of me. My hands are a little bit shaking but the coffee has not yet takes it’s effects and I am also tipping on a French keyboard. What do you do at 6AM except of sleeping, exercising or drinking or watching TV?

In the last time I think more about art than I ever did. I do quite less art myself, but I gain my living with conservation of artworks and writing books. Have to do podcast again as well. On a French keyboard it is difficult to write and look at the screen at the same time, even to use all of your fingers - have to get used to it I guess… So I think art - not only contemporary artworks - all art all the time is still I think a question of perception. The most of the people I know if they  do not understand or recognize something it is not art. So if we would be all like « them » the art would be cows, buildings and nature, maybe flowers or naked people and so on (a pipe) :) . But like always the art hat to evaluate and even if we do not understand it at first we have to take a closer look. If you understand what I am talking about continue to read otherwise do not waste your time and go otherwise (quite arrogant to say but if you think about it it is truth)

Art has changed
Art change all the time and we never get used to it.
Art is also sometimes bullshit and it is to « some of you » to make the difference between what is actually worth to see and what is just the Emperor's New Clothes. As Kimya Dawson would say: « We would not stop until someone call the cops and even than we will start again and just pretending that nothing ever happened » So THE art is like that and it is quite simple - the artist have an idea, he/she try to realize it as best he/she or she/he (however) can and you have to try to get it and that is all, but as you are influent by the media, by your friends, next to, the music you listen to, your education…etc… by everything to get it short, you have to try to filter out all the influence and to try to see what was the influence for the artist and to get actually what he/she want to tell you with the piece - so in the end art is and has always be about perception. But everything in the end is a question of perception - the person you met for the first time, the food you try for the first time, the artwork you see for the first time - you get the point I guess.

If I would be a philosopher (and I am surely not) I would not be a materialist, neither a idealist but a « perceptionist » I guess. And speaking of me, what makes me different from other people is actually exactly that - nothing. We have other, similar or same perceptions and ideas about everything - otherwise we are all (no exceptions) the same - we eat, drink, sleep, have been born, « think » / feel and die - except of the part with thinking / feeling  we are like a water heating boiler (water goes in, it heats and it goes out, until it stop working). So why is it important to make art, to express ourselves and to get most of the time just bad feedback and sometimes a good one? Probably because that is what makes the difference between the boiler and a human, but to be honest the most of us remains more boilers than humans and I say this because I have listened to many comments at, on and about quite thousand of exhibitions from people just not getting anything. Do not get me wrong, there are a million artist and people I do not like - but it is not about liking - it is about the respect for their work and the most difficult difference is to filter out the posers and fake from the real artist. To close this long thought of nothingness - it is up to your perception to get it or not, but try not to be disrespectful even if you do not understand or like something - not only art.
Cheers
your wizard of Avignon…

Thursday, October 02, 2014

About Life

happy after ever - life is as simple to made as a cake
just ass a lot of chockolade in it ;)

Monday, September 29, 2014

the Madiran effect

The Madiran wine is produced around the village of Madiran in Gascony (you know Gascony because the ugly poet with the big nose comes from there - Cyrano de Bergerac - also known under his real name and with a smaller nose Hercule-Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac - just "wikipedia" it)...

So what is the Madiran effect and why is it there?
It is hard to say it ;) but I have to say it (like Sting) it is probably me (to say it). 
In a strange country,
There is no labels to put on,
In an ordinary country,
it is not only me,
but I need someone to set me free,
like I want to be,
as jazzy and it makes no sense,
but I had to say it,
open mind and no defense,
but I have to say it,
it is just probably me 
and of course some of the Madiran effect and some Sting...


Me against the universe


Me against the world (2Pac song) - I did 2 posts on it... Me against the universe is something new. at the moment I am like a black hole (even if they say "today" black holes do not exist or something like that) - so I am like on of these fellows who travel around somewhere and suck everything in. Do not worry it is just a speech or a telling, what I mean is the news, the media, the Fbook, the real world and so on - I suck every information and I have the big problem that actually I can not do just listen (one ear in - the other out), my brain want to think about everything and that is quite boring and it takes me a lot of energy.
So there are few solutions - if we take out alcohols, drugs and whatever, there are just few left - meditation, sport, hmmm (who knows) and gardening.
so to beat the universe I do some meditation, some sport (not a lot - once a while), some gardening, some private stuff ;), some chatting with the people I know and some alcohol and it work sometimes.
In the end the universe is almost always the winner...So what to do?
Smile?
Try to understand?
Accept?
Hmm?
I just go with it and to lose against the universe it is not so bad, since in the real world of today I almost never lose ;)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Got it

I am thinking of writing little bit more - let us say again. Since my first post on blogger there are few things that have change, or let us say quite a lot of things :
- I got weight (loose some and still loosing it)
- I lost some hair and still loosing it, but not to fast (at the moment)
- I write and speak much better English since than (the old times)
- I changed from PC to Mac
- I do less art, more businesses, less poetry, more gardening, less going out - more parenting - to cut it down I got married and "we" got pregnant...

do not worry at this point - I will not start a blog about parenting, kids and so on... It will remain the same I just hope and "pray" to have more time, the ambition to post more often again, since I actually like writing - even if there is nobody to read this stuff - but who knows, maybe in the future there will be the famous eleven - like the last time and on my TO DO LIST after work is written - PODCAST again and again and again...

So cheers
your
wizard of Avignon...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thursday, October 31, 2013

just few details





Conceptual art work

Why should we do conceptual art work if we cannot eat it at least?
this piece is made of roasted cabbage, it was made at 6 PM, show to the public at 7PM, reheated at 10PM and eaten at 10PM10 - the work that existed only 4 hours and 10 minutes and it was delicious.

Monday, October 28, 2013

the productive days!

I had some black and white acrylic colors standing around for so long, so I decided to do something with them!








Friday, October 25, 2013

those days

 Do you have those days when you just do not want to do anything? Today is such a day. This day is such a day! I decided to listen to some good old school music and to paint. Maybe I will do something else, but still why do we have those days? They are just so, fu^^ing boring! Hope that Led Zeppelin can change that!

Greetings and c U!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Dust in the wind!

few years ago I started a podcast, so I quietly did not blog so often any more. and like dust in the wind everything changes and so I want to blog more (let us say) again.not only because I stopped to podcast (for the moment). like in the beginning I am in front of a PC (I hate PC - MAC is so much better) and it is a PC "in french". I love france and french people but the computer should be the RIGHT way and not the french way - it is so annnnoying to get to use to it!

whatever. let's blog again!!!!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Still - life 5


Like I said few weeks ago - it is quite amazing what the nature is capable of. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013