Thomas Durcudoy (born in 1973), known as Saint-Oma, is a graduate of an artistic program, École Boulle (DMA ciselure), École des beaux-arts d'Épinal (DNAP, DNSEP), this long training led him to build a plastic framework around four media: drawing, 2d animation, painting and collage. His works can be found on walls and in the wastelands, but also in solo or group exhibitions, on t-shirts (agnès b) and even on newsprint and book covers, he also produces drawn performances.
Cycles Croisés - 6B Saint Denis, France
Je me souviens - Cabinet d'amateur, Paris
The spontaneous idea through the practice of drawing.
There is no control, just an intention, a desire to position oneself as the vector of what passes, simply, in us, in the moment, always towards the new, the different, the emergence of a new form that guides thought, which, in turn, directs form.
It's a hug full of promises.
The authentic force of the drawing takes its source in the "letting go", the disappearance of consciousness.
The dazzling nature of the line as a sacred motor, a form of capturing the permanence of change.
The first drawings are a small Dantean theatre, they represent in an ironic and poetic way the human condition, putting the finger on its dramatic lack of distance.
The current drawings tend towards a questioning of matter, spirit, organic, transmutation, hypertrophy, a geometry of the human psyche, an attempt to reveal some of the most subtle and obscure mechanisms of consciousness.
Q. Tell us about yourself and how you became an artist...
A. By a long journey starting with an artistic training, the Boule school and the fine arts where I was able to experiment quite a lot of things I then worked a lot in 2d animation and illustration and I developed my language around my questioning on our condition until I affirmed it and confronted it to the looks.
Q. Describe your work in three words...
A. idea, spontaneous, unveiling
Q. What is your creative process?
A. automatic writing, drawing in the moment.
Q. Where do you get your inspiration from?
A. from a multitude of philosophical, esoteric, spiritual, artistic and artistic sources and from my questions about life and existence.
Q. What are you most proud of?
Q. What messages or emotions do you want to convey to your audience?
A. To question oneself about life, the living.
Q. Who are the contemporaries or figures of art history who have influenced you?
A. Francis Bacon, Basquiat, the Dada movement, Magritte and the Surrealists, Jérôme Bosch, Sempé and many others...
Q. Are there any quotes or mantras with which you have a particular connection?
A. The real problem is believing that you have a problem.
Q. Silence or sound during the creation? If the sound, what?
A. the silence between jazz notes
Q. Is art therapeutic for you?
Q. What are you laughing at?
A. Black humour
Q. What are you nervous about?
Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?
A. Between Paris and nature in full creation.
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