My first relationship was with a musician. He played guitar, still plays guitar professionally; from him, I first heard the name of Pat Metheny.
Today we are separated, but still good friends. And when I bought an iPod ten or fifteen years ago, he sent me “Goin’ Ahead.” As soon as I heard this piece, I had to play it again and immediately bought the album. For days, I listened only to “80/81”. Later, I discovered other albums, other performers. Jazz became more and more important to me. Today, it is part of my daily life. Two years ago, I visited a concert by the American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, which inspired me to turn his music into paintings. Yet, even at the start of this project, I was haunted by the idea of visually recreating the music and styles of other performers. read more