The large-scale puddle art of Matthieu Weil

When vsiting a degree show in Lyon a few years ago, I discovered Mathieu Weil’s work and was immediately astonished by the quality of its execution and by its creative process. We were confronted by these huge paintings of water reflexions and puddles on the pavement that were almost perfectly hyperrealist from a certain distance, but would appear as strong and thick touches of oil paint as we came closer closer. The unstable state of his art, between figuration and abstraction, is really remarkable.
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