“En avant les histoires !” This famous French advertising slogan (inciting children to invent an adventure story with Playmobil toys) is a maxim that certainly illustrates Ernest Zacharevic’s art. But these particular stories are full of derision, denunciation and humor. And always use playful childish vocabulary.
Playmobil figures, slides, dinosaurs or Tom and Jerry join forces, exploiting their universal fame to denounce child labor or the consumer society. An association that only Ernest Zacharevic handles with such finesse and precision. His portraits with their subtle features and captivating authenticity provoke a surprising plethora of emotions. And always with the same visual effect of an ageing, sanded work, worn and embellished by time.