“Be Here Now”
An action always has a starting point and a finishing point. Once I set my brush to the paper and start writing a character, the action must be carried on through to the end. There is no pause, no going back, nor any way to re-do something. Regarding completed works, if viewers follow the order of brush strokes with their eyes, they can imagine how my brush moved, from the starting point to its finish, with the flow of time. My artwork, like music and dance, is an art form linked to time. It can be said that the tracks of the brush are the traces of the time.
In Zen, there is a teaching which translates as, “Be here now”. It does no good to regret the unchangeable past, or to feel gloomy about a future which has not yet come. What is important is living “here and now”, with all our strength, where we are.
With this in mind, as evidence of having lived here and now, I hope to connect invisible time to the forms of beauty and crystallize the precious ‘now’ in forms like no other.
Pierre-Yves Caer gallery
7, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth