Special - Mickael Doucet
The paintings from the series "Villégiatures" (Resorts) by the French artist Mickaël DOUCET present the interiors of contemporary villas that are temporarily without their inhabitants. Somewhat enigmatic objects left behind here and there, lead the viewer to a story from his own imagination. The juxtaposition of current images and fictional representations encourage the viewer to hide between the two. Thus the viewer is immersed, from both the narrative and the pictorial perspective, halfway between the past and the future. The pictorial harmony of each canvas reveals both contemporary phases with designer objects and historical settings with landscapes influenced by the Flemish painters. This strange perception accentuated through work on the perspective, the full and the empty magnified by swimming pools in an opposite way to David Hockney, strengthens the sense of alienation we feel in his art.