Dominique Laude - the Cusp of Destruction

By Caroline Canault


On canvas or paper, he uses oil, ink acrylic, and sometimes lead pencil to create unified, homogeneous spaces – black or red homogeneous backgrounds upon which he affixes emaciated human figures with diaphanous skin.

The construction of the bodies is turned upside down and focuses on the most intimate to reveal elements hidden behind the visible form - elements of the skeleton…


Freed through movement, bodies are subject to delicate examinations, contortions, dislocations – they are torn and pulled apart.


Réflexion, 2018, oil on canvas, 92 cm x 73 cm


The construction of the bodies is turned upside down and focuses on the most intimate to reveal elements hidden behind the visible form - elements of the skeleton… Freed through movement, bodies are subject to delicate examinations, contortions, dislocations – they are torn and pulled apart.


The body is presented as a matrixial entity that asks the question of the human condition placed on the cusp of its imminent destruction. The signs of transformation wrought by the passing of time describe and approach our final resting place. Bodies in full mutation become strange creatures that hold out their hands to us as if to bear witness to the end which awaits us all.




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