“Painting as the ultimate and infinite research tool, painting as action, as commitment, as a form of thought, as a method of observing the world, as a means of expression. Painting to give meaning to life. Thomas de Vuillefroy is one of those whole artists, with a tortuous personal path that is richer than that of a thousand men, who create as they breathe, who create to breathe. “To paint and not to be discouraged”, he says. During his first years of artistic practice, because he considered himself to be in a training phase and was not interested at that stage in obtaining a result, he systematically erased what he had produced with a stroke of paint spread with a scraper. One day he noticed by chance that when he covered pastel with Indian ink, the ink did not cover the whole image uniformly but produced a range of effects, so he set about developing a new personal technique of printing with a squeegee to produce single prints (monotypes). He divided his findings into different series. One uses a sensitive line drawing, another uses cut-out paper covers which, combined with the passage of successive layers of ink, determine different grey values. Another uses chance and accident for a more abstract series. ”
Juliette Lamarca, 2017

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