From the lands of the Gers, Alain Alquier brings out all the poetry of the landscapes and the vines, whose gaze he surrounds with the elegance of the contemplation.
In his Wood of life, the painter erects the vine in a sculptural form to which mixes the gestures of the body.
A body that does not reveal itself at first sight, a knotted body, tense, twisted, in a dance of humility in the face of the force of nature. These naked and entwined presences seem to embody the movement of freedom, a search for an essential that we find in the pictorial expression of Alain Alquier.
These paintings on canvas with gray backgrounds have the power to enlighten the vivacity, the trace of color, pastel or transparency of solid colors and leaves room for metamorphosis, mergers of the human and the earth in a space out of time.
The drawings on paper have the strength of the dreamlike, of a stripping in which the charcoal is smoked. The vine and the body become signs and evocations free, when the color is transformed into an element of a landscape, into a new language on the borders of abstraction.
Alain Alquier offers without a word his taste for life through this sensual nature, in which the drama becomes dance and the still song of joy.