The Last Mouthful of Sunshine (La Derniere Gorgee De Soleil)
Mixed Medium on Canvas, 100 x 5 x 100 cm
About the artwork
"I stay in this ancient house. It is in the middle of vineyards, in a sublime countryside. It is my source of happiness and I am lucky to live in this haven of peace.” The peace that is mentioned is the relief one experiences at the close of a fulfilling, productive day. The colours used here are richer and heavier to showcase the transition between day fading into twilight. Not only does Chomis express a fantasy world through the use of colour, the poetic sensitivity in his work manifests in the way he uses his materials - by creating holes, bumps and textures, he makes use of the canvas in a unique manner. Just as the other paintings in this series reference a departure, this painting invites us to depart from the urban life we are used to and journey back to the innocence of our childhoods while we still can.
About the artist
Eric Chomis was born in Lyon (France) in 1965 where he now lives and works. He studied History of Art at Lyon University and at the School of Fine Art known as the "Beaux Arts," but before long he returned to his own diagrammatic approach of conceiving art which he discovered when he was sixteen. He considers himself a self-taught artist. Although his painting has been influenced by the Paris School of Thought, it isn't easy to label as his approach is often closer to that of the Singular Art Movement. He was discovered in 1991 and his work has been regularly exhibited throughout France and Europe: Paris, Amsterdam, Belgium and Switzerland. The painting of Eric Chomis features as a real landmark of an imaginary adventure. Each painting tolls a departure. An invitation to journey back over our own path: that of childhood and its landscapes. The artist discretely suggests we seize the link between the past and the present, reality and experience, consciousness and the unconsciousness, lightness and depth.Go to Eric Chomis's profile ›