Fabrice Hyber

Vogue 2019

Sainte Marie-Louise

By Fabrice Hyber (Luçon, 1961)

Charcoal and watercolor

« I liked the idea of the lexical connection between the icon and the saint. In framing, the Marie-Louise ensures the transition between the work and the frame. On the back is a second portrait, that of a woman wearing a veil. The veiled woman and the veiled saint, both are called a veil. More broadly, all women can be models, hence the play with the hole where you can put your head and interact with the work, as in my POF, these Prototypes of Working Objects that I have been making for nearly thirty years. The muse is the spectator who will identify herself either with the saint or the veiled woman, by inserting her head into the opening. »