In these fanciful variations, the hair of young girls, pink, blue, blond or green, symbolizes the freedom found in the Japanese world of manga and anime images. Here characters are not judged by their appearance, it’s their hair which expresses a trait of their personality.
These portraits set up a silent dialogue between the artist and the Other, played out in the subconscious and through the gaze. The closed mouth, reduced to nothing, and the immense eyes connect us directly to the soul and its mysteries. Observing these opalescent girls allows us to plunge into a hallucinated reverie, almost weightless. And while eyes symbolize the moon for the artist, these nocturnal landscapes hypnotize us like the dreamer who lets himself be caught up inside the moon, evoking the words of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung: “The moon is that continually changing light in the night, the nocturnal sphere of human experience.”