Nicolas Poussin thought that “colors in painting are lures that persuade the eyes, like the verses of a poem”. Thomas Andréa Barbey also plays with color and uses it to deceive our eyes.
He revisits the divisionist technique of the neo-impressionists, crossed with the theories of Mec’Art to obtain an innovative process. Barbey’s works are the result of a long process of reflection leading to an almost mechanical gesture. Thanks to this process, the colors blend in the eye of the viewer and form a coherent and accurate whole, which strikes by its sensitivity and its freshness. Through constantly renewed themes – landscapes, interiors, seascapes – the French painter takes us on a journey into his own world, which is both the one he observes and the one he imagines. He says it himself “I try to evacuate the subjective content of the work in a kind of hypnotism that leads to reverie”.