Each painting was conceived as an idealised landscape, immaculate and untouched by the hand of the man. The works are built from slivers of memories and from the perfect vision which we have of a moment in the past. Ultimately, what remains is a concentration of memories, a snapshot almost too smooth and clean to be true. Each image becomes the stereotype of a halfforgotten Eden, where one would like to find oneself for a moment. The colours become fanciful and the vegetation takes on a quality of the decoratively Victorian. Created in Paris over the last year, this series obviously echoes my own frustrations and desires to flee the present reality. It was conceived as an escape to a place where one can lose oneself and transpose one's own memories and aspirations. The various planes and layers of colour, which build upon themselves in each painting, create a small theatrical set. All that one has to do is to enter the scene.