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These are just four images from a series of 15 large monoprints inspired by Julio Cortazar's novel 'Rayuela' (Hopscotch).

 

A line of thought which traces connections between my French and British nationalities, my temporary place of residence in Rio and the language and culture of Argentina. Using the prose of Cortazar as a starting point, looking backwards in order to look forwards in my practice as an artist.

 

As the character Oliveira says in Rayuela: The same thing happens to everybody, the statue of Janus is a useless waste, the truth is that after forty years of age we have our real face on the back of our heads, looking desperately backwards. It is what in all truth is called a commonplace. You can’t do anything about it, that’s about the strength of it.

2019