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A figurative painter and a colourist to the very tip if his palette knife, Jean-Michel FARMY masters the art of weaving the almost intimate relief of a still life or the call of a Provencal landscape deep within the yarn of his paintings.

The blues and the greys, the ocres and the greens, the tender beiges and the glaring pinks of his "re"-creation scatter about a thousand touches of moistness while preserving a brisk form, caught in a dense, intense vibration. The more than once ruggeds structure of his oils bathes in a coarse through sheltering radiance in which varied tonalities seem to shatter against the pictural volume. Here, lavenders, rolling at the gates of a mirage. There, lined in shades, a yew indulging into the vertigo of some inner turmoil. FARMY knows about the immobility. He feels it deep enough to seize it in motion, in a stuble undulation. The unity of each paintaing draws from the ardour of constant application the moving hues of an awakening, if not of some form of slumber.

A neo-impressionistic syntax carving reality to our soul's level, pointing to the ultimate nook for primal light. The painter plays on the landscape, shields it, savour it, and eventually makes it his own land. Enlightening appropriation. A bedside light in the night. The inspiring colours of his palette collate the multifarius murmurs of Spring with the aspirations of a modest way of life.

FARMY's full page, full sun sincerity grants his paintings the final touch.

Translated from André DUPRAT