“My work is a graphic exploration of our perception of reality and our relationship to the world. On a daily basis, with our senses, we perceive only a partial version.”
––Florent Blache, Illustrator
French artist Florent Blache uses acrylic and ink to deconstruct perception, focusing on the floating parts that make up the whole rather than the whole itself. His process is a deeply spiritual one. His delicate lines dance around each other, creating a portrait with movement and texture below the surface. Blache asks us to question our own reality, and in the process, maybe gain deeper appreciation for all that is impossible to perceive.
Blache is largely influenced by the musings of Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, who considered philosophy to be a spiritual practice. Spinoza argued that God and the world are not separate entities, but two different aspects of a single reality. Similarly, for Blache, visual reality is a simplification of the truth. His curious works encourage the viewer to pursue a more intimate relationship with their visual experience.