Oil on Arches paper.
Cynthia Fleury, philosopher
WHY HER ? « BECAUSE READING HER BOOK « LA FIN DU COURAGE » LITERALLY HYPNOTIZED ME. »
Cynthia Fleury is a French philosopher and psychoanalyst, holder of the Humanities & Health Chair at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. She also holds the Chair of Philosophy at the Sainte-Anne Hospital. Through her works, such as La Fin du courage, Les Irremplaçables or Le Soin est un humanisme, she studies the groundswell of our society while keeping a tonic humanism. However, she recognizes that the period we are living through is destabilizing because it is precarious. « The words of my patients tell of their anguish at not being able to grasp the future, which makes it impossible to live in the present moment, » she writes.
By Jérémy Demester
Born in 1988 in Digne, a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Jérémy Demester lives and works between France and Benin. His painting is vibrant, powerful, violent, incandescent, like that of Van Gogh or a voodoo ceremony, with its explosions of light and sound. His obsession is to try to capture the impalpable, the invisible, like the fire that hypnotizes him or the changing skies.
« Painting is a body in which unknown thought and desire are embodied, » he says. At home, everything becomes ashes, and his painting is an ode to the precariousness of existence.
CAUSE : THE ATOKÉ ASSOCIATION, which helps the children of the Saint-Dominique orphanage in Benin.