The Red Lake – Alice Grenier-Nebout, Central Saint Martins
Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
130 x 180cm
My work is all about expressing revolt through a quality of paint that is alive, vibrating, and visceral. My inspiration came from the Garden of Delights of Hieronymus Bosch – the red lake is the representation of a certain idea of hell and deals with the subject of animality.
In this painting the bird represents Lucifer; he dominates all the species, victims of the predation in an absolute cruelty. The animals here try to survive in a chaotic heap of half dead animals. Each of them tries to get to the highest point of the pile to stay alive. This work is to draw on the question of survival in humanity in any situation; humans – like animals – share the same urge.