CLOSE YOUR EYES
TO HARVEST THE PLANTED INTIMATE...
It is in this silence that I feel the sowing of these images.
As Pina Bausch once said, “It’s not about art, or about mere
talent. It’s about life and, therefore, finding a language for life.”
Clovis Ferreira França is a born diplomat, who weaves a treaty
of serene and polished calligraphy about the Gaze, taking
away our wounds to give us the gift of a reconnection with
the eternal within our finiteness.
Uncommon stairways, nearly scenic fraternal invitations
in which the door arises as a passage rather than a barrier...
The raw materials that construct the scenes of life are here
underscored (“it’s wood, it’s stone,”Tom Jobim would
say), color winds through this series at some moments like
Klee, at others like Miró, Vasarely or Volpi, sometimes
like palimpsests, moments that swept the world and its
geometric and chromatic codes.
There is a maternal touch to the framings, nothing wounds
the offspring, everything is transformed, everything is worth
the effort despite the sorrows, kindling a longing for life in life.
PHOTOGRAPHER, MUSICIAN AND PROFESSOR OF VISUAL LANGUAGE
Château de Ravel