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In a context where biodiversity is being weakened by human activities, we have chosen a constructive approach. Instead of blaming or trying to outrage the population, we praise biodiversity by evoking life forms. We do this in an æsthetic and romantic way. The objective we covet, through this social and artistic action, is to anchor a deep awareness in the hearts of visitors. In a way, we want to enlist the population in a duty (conscious or unconscious) to protect biodiversity.

The pleasures of fishing in a sea full of fish, eating pollution-free snow and watching the cosmos in a dark sky are disappearing. The path of restoration can be gentle and pleasant for the soul of our civilization. Like a child who wants to help and protect an insect, let us find this sensitivity in our adult heart.

A PHYLOGENETIC APPROACH

Phylogenetics is the study of the tree of life. Its mission is to understand the totality of the genetic connections with the entire planetary biodiversity. The history of life on Earth begins at least 3.5 billion years ago and extends into our contemporary era. Our approach is therefore global and ambitious, because all forms of life are taken into account: whether bacteria, algae, fungi, mammals, birds, trees.

The study of this science has brought to light a new transdisciplinary approach using the juxtaposition of photography, oil painting and mathematical art in our creative process.

WHY DUAL?

This series is rocked by the polymorphism of duality. First of all, it was born from the collaboration between an artist-mathematician and an artist-plastician; both are also scientists. They both explore the infinitely large and the infinitely small. One works as much with algebra as he does with geometry. The other discovers that his intuitive gestures and movements are intrinsically fractal. They both associate emotion and æstheticism as well as movement and static.

Just as in the phylogenetic tree, the evolutionary and creative force of chaos is a driving force in their art. The distinction between figuration and abstraction is blurring: we aim at subjective evocation. The rational and the emotional are also intertwined.

The DUAL series is created and developed by Etienne Saint-Amant and Éric Dupont.
DUAL - NYMPHAEA

DUAL — NYMPHAEA
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 146 × 731 cm (58 × 288 in)
DUAL — URSIDAE DUAL — URSIDAE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 152 × 122 cm (60 × 48 in)
DUAL — ROSACEAE DUAL — ROSACEAE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 152 × 122 cm (60 × 48 in)
DUAL — ASCLEPIAS DUAL — ASCLEPIAS
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 152 × 122 cm (60 × 48 in)
DUAL — PINACEAE DUAL — PINACEAE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 152 × 122 cm (60 × 48 in)
DUAL — ACTINIARIA DUAL — ACTINIARIA
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 122 × 122 cm (48 × 48 in)
DUALE — ACER DUALE — ACER
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 122 × 122 cm (48 × 48 in)
DUAL — RHODODENDRON GROENLANDICUM DUAL — RHODODENDRON GROENLANDICUM
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 76 × 76 cm (30 × 30 in)
DUAL — MYCORRHIZAE DUAL — MYCORRHIZAE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 95 × 95 cm (37 × 37 in) - private collection
DUAL — ALNUS DUAL — ALNUS
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 122 × 122 cm (48 × 48 in) - private collection
DUAL — SALIX DUAL — SALIX
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 122 × 122 cm (48 × 48 in) - private collection
DUAL — LICHEN DUAL — LICHEN
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
DUAL — ASTEROZOA DUAL — ASTEROZOA
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
DUAL — HALIAEETUS DUAL — HALIAEETUS
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
DUAL — BENTHOCODON DUAL — BENTHOCODON
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
DUAL — SCOPULUS CURALII DUAL — SCOPULUS CURALII
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 102 × 152 cm (40 × 60 in) - private collection
DUAL — UNDARIA RINNATIFIDA DUAL — UNDARIA RINNATIFIDA
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 102 × 152 cm (40 × 60 in) - private collection
DUAL — TUORUM GEMMAM ALGAE DUAL — TUORUM GEMMAM ALGAE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 102 × 152 cm (40 × 60 in) - private collection
DUALE — STROMATOLITE DUAL — STROMATOLITE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 224 cm (44 × 88 in)
DUAL — ALLIUM MONGOLICUM DUAL — ALLIUM MONGOLICUM
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 224 cm (44 × 88 in)
DUAL — GLOMEROMYCOTA DUAL — GLOMEROMYCOTA
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 98 × 244 cm (38,4 × 96 in)
DUAL — GLACIARIUM DUAL — GLACIARIUM
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 98 × 244 cm (38,4 × 96 in)
DUAL — CUPRESSUS DUAL — CUPRESSUS
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 98 × 244 cm (38,4 × 96 in) - private collection


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