"All that glitters is not gold”, digital collage, 2016
For the sake of kitsch art, I started collecting pictures of glittering surfaces in magazines in 2006, in order to cut and paste the pieces on a drawing representing Wain’s most famous cat. Wain was a British illustrator who developed schizophrenia. His cats series witnesses the evolution of his mental disorder. The psychedelic cat used as inspiration is the craziest.
Unfortunately, right after I finished my collection and starting gluing, I lost the precious enveloppe containing all the glittering papers collected through hundreds of magazines. In 2016, I decided to collect and save those glittering images on the Internet, in order not to loose them, and assemble those pieces on Photoshop.
Ten years later, the kitsch aesthetics confirmed the importance of the cats in our daily lives, and gave legitimacy to the rebirth of my old project. As a hommage to all the crystallizing minds wishing to express tremendously complicated systems, this cat who can only glitter in 2D — because it is a collage of 2D pictures — reminds, by its attempt to magnificence, that, even if not all that glitters is gold, there is a way to enjoy exquisite eye pleasure, in day-dreaming our fantasies, which does not require 3D nor 4D. As Sade wrote: “Happiness is an abstraction, it is a product of the imagination, it is a way of being moved, which depends entirely on our way of seeing and feeling.”
“All that glitters is not gold” is to be understood in the light of my works on illusions and ideals.