Un art de vivre - Michel Petiniot
Opening night : 14.04.2023 at 6 PM
Exhibition: 15.04.2023 > 5.11.2023
Michel Petiniot (Liège, 1963) is now the dean of the Créahm, where he has regularly spent time since 1989. For over thirty years, from the start of his artistic career, he has deployed a graphic and pictorial universe based on Bruegel the Elder’s etchings and Van Gogh’s paintings. Not in terms of pattern or style, but through his strokes and endless repetition, the pure and simple emotion of drawing and painting. Since the dawn of time, Michel Petiniot has drawn in the style of etching; gathering strokes on paper, material, clay or whatever, he draws as if walking, pacing back and forth, free of the necessity of thinking, speaking or even fantasizing, secretly meditating, repeating and reinventing ad libitum – with such grace, rigor, modesty – his lines, imprints and marks. These are the works of the Honorable Michel Petiniot, the Chinese painter with an eccentric approach, without questions or answers, thwarting our poor habits and boring into our eyes like a dream about existing.