Raoul Gardette's Profile

About

I work between England and France but have exhibited internationally. I am fond of fumage drawings. The Surrealists were also fond of this method of drawing with candle smoke, but mostly in an abstract way. I try to use it figuratively, but of course the nature of the way smoke flows creates its own 'happy accidents', and makes the figures 'abstracted' rather than 'abstract'. I love the unpredictability of the process, where things happen that I would never have thought of !

Hope you enjoy them.

  • Male
  • Born on June 21
  • Joined February 13, 2012

Favorite materials

charcoal, oils, nice papers, smoke, candles

About

I work between England and France but have exhibited internationally. I am fond of fumage drawings. The Surrealists were also fond of this method of drawing with candle smoke, but mostly in an abstract way. I try to use it figuratively, but of course the nature of the way smoke flows creates its own 'happy accidents', and makes the figures 'abstracted' rather than 'abstract'. I love the unpredictability of the process, where things happen that I would never have thought of !

Hope you enjoy them.

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