The French artist CHARLES FOUSSARD was born with his feet in the sand, with a life shared between Reunion Island and Bordeaux. He has therefore always nourished his soul with nature’s most beautiful gifts: the unexpected, the spectacular, the energy and the abundance of forms and colours.
From 2000 onwards, he felt the need to transcribe this world vision, enriched by many other journeys, and inspired as a graffiti artist by the fortified bunkers that are appearing on the Landes beaches, remnants of the Atlantic Wall. The creative trigger was instantaneous, and he embarked on a style that was a far cry from the graffiti codes of his youth. Hallucination and poetry inhabit Charles’ art, and he enjoys navigating between what we perceive with our senses and the unnamable, imperceptive essence.
The art of Charles Foussard is the consequence of a deep commitment to this heart-warming painting where one is encouraged above all to let one’s imagination wander at will. His work is produced with acrylic paint and the use of technical effects to combine transparency and haziness, a unique way to simultaneously convey the themes of fluidity, multiple dimensions and the recurring interaction between the visible and the invisible.
With subtle sensuality, the artworks of Charles reveal his questionings on the digital age and subsequent social changes. Whether walking on sand or on the smooth floor of his art studio, Charles Foussard portrays with equal energy and will worlds where it is best not to have one’s feet on earth.