Ça freine, 2023

by MCF

Painting : acrylic

74 x 50 x 1 cm 29.1 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

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Painting: acrylic

Dimensions cm inch

74 x 50 x 1 cm 29.1 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch Height x Width x Depth


Beige frame

Artwork dimensions including frame

87.5 x 63 x 3 cm 34.4 x 24.8 x 1.2 inch

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Artwork location: France

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MCF, Ça freine


France  • 1968


Self-taught? Totally! And yet… the result is there, probably because, as he says himself “I paint more with my guts than with my fingers".
Is his painting impulsive, spontaneous? Quite the contrary. MCF matures each of his works, thinking them first on paper before attacking the canvas. Each brushstroke is studied, mentalized, and before finishing a work, he may have thrown away, or covered several. Because he has the final work in mind and remains unsatisfied until he sees it. Sometimes he holds the beginning of a canvas, starts it, but ends up covering it because he lacks a piece in his puzzle of shapes and colors.
MCF is not one of those artists who have “always drawn since childhood". On the other hand, it has always fed on art. Greedy, not to say voracious of exhibitions, fairs, art books or even TV reports, MCF likes to watch art. Whether modern, classic, contemporary, from Vermeer to Basquiat, he looks at everything... Not to make a culture out of it and be unbeatable, but because he LOVES painting for what it can generate for him: 'emotion. Until I'm “flabbergasted, and like music, painting can make the hairs on my arms stand on end. He thus impregnated himself with paint. Questioning each work on what it evoked to him, made him feel, but also very curious about the technique.
So inevitably, as soon as he started to paint himself, he did it with as much humility as sincerity and… doubt. “When I paint, it's a door that opens onto a corridor that is itself full of other doors".
What he has no doubt about is the subject...The works of his first series (made up of these continuous black lines on a white background and spots of this yellow, blue red which will make you think of Mondrian), him came from a journalistic news item that struck him (“Heist at the Banque de France which went wrong") or from a strong personal memory (“Caroline said yes") or even from a fact in his daily life ("Caroline has new glasses"). However, He does not impose the story, his story. "Having a direct message is not an obligation: painting must be able to leave some freedom" and, unless you know their title, each of his works will have as many readings as people who will look at them. What will you see in this continuous line whose curves let you imagine shapes between characters, animals, objects? If indeed you want to read them, because their aesthetic is self-sufficient without the need to understand the message or the story.
And if MCF produces works in a serial logic, each of these is very different from the others at first glance. However, they have a common DNA that connects them. First of all, color which is a “subject" in itself for MCF, not to say a “problem" as he chooses them meticulously and thinks them out. The dichotomy, then, between a harmony sought in the color but an irregularity even a chaos in the lines, the perspective, the line. And it is around this paradox that MCF explores and will continue to explore HIS painting because his intention is there: to paint to explore and to explore himself through painting. “There are 50 million universes plus those still to be invented. I want to explore, and since I started doing it late… I feel like a mad dog faced with this field of possibilities".
Artist for the first time presented and exhibited, therefore at very affordable prices. Ideal for crush but to follow in its progression!

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