The themes that FM approaches are drawn from nature: the human body, plants, and animals. He doesn’t seek to reinvent their forms. On the contrary, his aim is to rediscover them, to capture their essence.
To do this, he works through filters: the memory first, then the various drawings, sketches and models that he created before the final work starts. Taking distance from the subject is necessary. This maturation time allows him to keep only what is essential, the minimum required to understand the subject. This way, the blunt simplification takes on its full meaning: the subject is gradually relieved by all superfluous elements, alleviated of what isn’t raising the primary meaning of things.
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