Waterfalls, seabed, ocean, day or night, mountains, springs, rivers and volcanoes... "Where are we?" asks the spectator at first glance surprised by these abstract landscapes evocative of nature and fantastic places. The reflex is innate, we invariably seek to associate known things, what we are used to seeing behind this profusion of colors and shapes as much mineral as organic. Is this a good idea?
And yet, after the first sensations of astonishment, Théophile Delaine's canvases are very quickly tamed. They invite us on a pictorial journey full of twists and turns. Because each time our gaze ventures again into his universe, a new discovery is made. Borrowing from familiar shapes, they speak a universal language; that of the human being facing the world and its mysteries.