Elodie M Richard
''It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change''.(Charles Darwin). Our species has become the most dominant species on Earth, partly because it has adapted to change ''better'' than any other species. Our modern world though functions at a constant high speed, but behind the veil of technology and all the communication tools humans have at disposal, mankind suffers of an increasing disconnection, with itself, with others, and with the Natural environment. This series of paintings insists on the need to stop and reset to essential human values that we are dangerously loosing. Since March 2020, worldwide Pandemic forces us to stop and rethink all that we took for granted in our lives. After all this, it is to hope that the new normal (still to come) won't be just back to what it was, as it was already in deep crisis. To survive, as Darwin says, we must adapt to a change that comes from Nature itself, a change that is imposed by her, and reset our essential values lost along the race to modernity , money and technology.
My ''Modern Caveman'' as well as ''The missing Room'' Series show a process that is made of deep glazes dialoguing with bold colors and constantly playing with positive and negative spaces. Graphism is reinforced by a strong linear work that cuts the space in daring compositions.