Christophe Martinez metamorphoses the hair polymer into the matrix of humanity.
In its genetic reality as in its internal dynamics and its potential of change:
Often stellar, extra-territorial, or swirling, the work of Christophe Martinez, like the one of Jérôme Basserode
shakes up the reference points in search of a universal thought:
That of the identity of the “living being” perceived in its primary uniqueness;
From Australopithecus to the shores of Babylon, the heroes, Samson, the Gorgon, as well as the gods Buddha, the Navajo Indians, the storytellers -Grimm- the hair has crossed time carried by
legend. Christophe Martinez transcends its genetic code to raise it to the level of a “thread of the soul”.
Christophe Martinez plays with the vibrations of the light on the hair as the poet plays with his rhyme.
From the genetic code to the language of the light, the creations of Christophe Martinez make the echo of
what Bergson thought about universality in the work of art.
“They are representations of the particular emotion of a soul that opens up by breaking with the nature that enclosed it to the nature which enclosed it both in itself and in the city…”.