Along with my explorations, I've isolated certain elements of life and I've schematized them a little by exposing them to the light of a more vibrant chromatic palette, thus permitting their totemic value to shine through. In this movement's logic, I've started to flatten, as if under the effects of a powerful scope, the physical profundity of landscapes, reducing them to the expression of a monochrome dream-world from which some silent archetypes and as many imprints of eloquence of animal and human forms isolate themselves.
The concomitant and systematic apparitions of squares shapes, strangers in appearance to the main subject, come about from a need to give a physical equilibrium to the painting, yet this has immediately posed itself in terms of the irresolution of psychic spaces and serves in displacing the balance of the work towards a reconciliation between matter, life and spirit; more prosaicly, between figuration, symbolism and pure abstraction.
Critical realism comes to me always by an imagination that conserves it's figurative presence; once again up to the limits of archetypes: this remains the universal pivot of my creativity.
Martine Cyr is featured at the Departure Exhibition taking place through October 31st 2011 at the Ward Nasse Gallery - 178 Prince Street - NYC.