In his Brussels atelier, the visual artist and plasticien Stéphane Abitbol paints, burns, and sprays. You can walk around
and would experience the nomenclature of old drawings, wrapped paintings, pallets, all resting on a bed of slashes
and scars left by the process of one's explorations.
It is extremely compelling for one to see the intertwinement of objects, rubbles, and things, crumbling around like the
marble shards of a stone carver finding its way into the material.
In his multidisciplinary practice, even tough being focalized on painting, Abitbols finds that everything comes in with a
sense of balance: Materiality and space, physicality and intellect, fragility and caos. The surface of the painting
becomes a place of tension and allows Abitbols to fuse into a variety of conflicting emotions which he can then etch
into his canvas.