“This artwork is the logical continuation of 50 years of collisions, accidents, and encounters in my work, between history, art history, poetry, my passion for music, and this perpetual game of words which inhabits me.
In this artwork, you can see the three primary colors, which I have never deviated from, for 40 years. This choice of colors came from my passion for stained-glass windows, coats of arms, flags, and the rainbow. You can notice the beauty and the depth of the black, the intensity of the red synonym of passion, this intense solar yellow, almost burning us and this window of blue. The whole thing speaking of a “monde riant” (laughing world) since I am a great optimist and that I always speak about hope.
Under many circumstances in my life, I have appropriated the codes, the works, the colors, the signs and the symbols, which I then transformed. This is what happens through this lithograph. It is a step in my life because I always have been passionate about the details and I realized with this lithograph that I am going towards abstraction.” Jean-Charles De Castelbajac