Florent Moutti

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Studies:
2006-2007 etching master classes with Michel Vilage Ateliers des Beaux-arts  Montparnasse-Paris
2002-2006 painting master-classes wit Didier Piketty Ateliers des Beaux-arts Montparnasse-Paris
2001 drawing master-classes Ateliers des Beaux-arts Montparnasse-Paris
1998 art’s school in E.P.S.A.A. (Ecole Professionelle Superieure dé Arts et dé Architecture of Paris)
1993-1996 Bac in arts series in Seine-et-Marne

Work:
Painting, traveling and share.
I started traveling at 18, going through all Canada alone by hitchhiking, after it was India, Eastern Europe, and now I focused my attention in East-Siberia (Yakoutia). But it is also here, in Paris, everywhere around.  I use to sketch during the travels and during daily life.  Human beings always fascinate me.

I started painting 6 years ago at Mr. Piketty’s workshop.  I realized how the colors work together and how much we can play with it: a never-ending exercise.  Little by little I discovered that the strength of a painting is as much in the forms as in the touch.  It is important for me to paint with the mode and catch in few only a few moments the main characteristics.

I started the series of portraits after a question of French identity and racism around me, immigration trouble, the place of the stranger in our mind.
I paint portraits of French colored people and develop to all kind of frenches who live around me, just to say how lucky we are to live between so many different cultures, to say that today a French is not a white skinned man with at least 200 hundred years of old family who lived on the territory.

Patterns used to represent the attaché of a tribe signs to recognize where you come from.  For the work on French National Identity I have selected the Toile de Jouy, a classical French pattern created in 1769 approximately in the same time of the French Nation, between the end of monarchies and beginning of democracy.  Sometimes I covered the patterns and sometimes I let the patterns show through the face to express the place of national identity on the individual identity creating a metissage.