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A contre-courant

This is an 24x81cm acrylic painting on canvas titled "A contre-courant" (Against The Current).
I've done this simply to express what a lot of people are feeling in their everyday life facing the intellectual orthodoxy. The paint should flow towards the floor, but the simple fact to reverse the canvas reverse also the meaning of the painting.

I've discussed with people who, to my mind, where definitively fitted in the mold, but who where convinced to live and act against the current. No way to claim who was right and I found funny that, as we are somehow prisonner of our thoughts, to protect oneself from the intellectual othodoxy is as important as to protect oneself from our deeper thoughts. Dangers and "thinking fences" don't always come from others.

A contre-courant

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