Since childhood, Wide has been fascinated by abandoned spaces, ceded by man to the wild. These modern ruins send us back to our own temporality, to the impermanence of everything. For 20 years he has been creating paintings, essentially ephemeral, in these decomposing places. This practice developed in Wide an interest in the obsolescence produced by time and led him in this search for the aestheticization of the ephemeral towards Glitch art. This art consists of recognizing the beauty in the display errors of digital images, in the form of fragmentations, repetitions and artefacts.

Wide tries to reproduce in paint this aesthetic of technological obsolescence that can appear on our LCD screens. The collection of identity photos, testimonies of a moment T, and the capture of words taken from the continuous flow of information both "news" and already outdated, constitute the raw material of Wide's studio work. He explores these themes in works tending towards abstraction, experimenting with different mediums and techniques.

"All men have a secret attraction for ruins. This feeling is due to the fragility of our nature, to a secret conformity between these destroyed monuments and the speed of our existence." Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

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Painting, 05 01 17, Edwin Wide Donnart

05 01 17

Edwin Wide Donnart

Painting - 195 x 130 x 5 cm Painting - 76.8 x 51.2 x 2 inch


Painting, 06.12.2019 - 22:01, Edwin Wide Donnart

06.12.2019 - 22:01

Edwin Wide Donnart

Painting - 100 x 70 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 inch


Painting, Le couple aout 1937, Edwin Wide Donnart

Le couple aout 1937

Edwin Wide Donnart

Painting - 95 x 75 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 inch


Painting, 117 RI, Edwin Wide Donnart

117 RI

Edwin Wide Donnart

Painting - 95 x 75 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 inch


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