Jade Fenu's paintings show spaces with a great density of materials and colors, which refer to marine, mountainous and mysterious environments. The artist gives himself working principles, constraints to then release organic forms, responding to a desire for contact with nature. He explores different pictorial techniques between spontaneity of gesture and rigorous composition, in order to dialogue with his support. His gestures and prints compose worlds where the duality between man and nature and a fight between the elements are revealed. Thanks to his technique, developed as he explores the pictorial side of abstraction, he leaves visible passages, links and shared paths between individuals.
His successive steps erase and reveal textures, rocks, structures as well as incongruous forms that create tensions, disturbances in the canvas. Cutouts of cavities and peaks resemble canyons and mountains. These elements, floating and yet linked to each other, accumulate, almost standing out from the background, as if they were going to come out of the painting. His pictorial gesture is at the same time precise and open to possibilities of accident. His works thus let us guess layers of materials, landscape topographies, the geology of an environment. Some of them present anthropomorphic landscapes, between reality and fiction, like metaphors of fears or fantasies, and suggesting an inner world. Architectural forms appear as pillars that give rhythm to her paintings while leaving the movement of the forms perceptible.
Memories of travels in search of a still wild nature appear as you contemplate his works. His paintings with a chromatic range of bright colors invite us to think of dreamlike landscapes. Composed of cut-out planes, such as interlacing, his paintings present a sort of weaving and collage of forms, and almost resemble theatrical sets. They embody stages of ascension into territories.
How can one element disturb an environment and cause fractures in the earth's layers? In what ways are the landscapes in motion? His paintings express powerful natural phenomena, interactions between forces of nature while summoning the influence of human constructions on ecosystems. They embody the cycles of life, growth and transformation of living beings.