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For Martin Bissière, abstract images, by their very existence, are an alternative to violence.
Stressing the need for gesture and accident, the work of Martin Bissière is mainly related to energy, in orther words the transcription of visual feelings, here and now, with indifferent violence. The artist repeats the ritual of modernity, extracts its own quintessence (the sacred footprint of man).
Since the late 80s, Martin Bissière has regularly exhibited his work in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Nogent-sur-Marne, Balazuc Abbey in 2007, Villefranche de Rouergue in 2008) and abroad (Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden). The artist is also involved in many collective canvas hanging, including the Salon of New Realities (Salon des Réalités Nouvelles) of which he is a member.
In addition to his personal artistic activity, Martin Bissière teaches painting workshops at the School of Fine Arts in Paris since 1993.
« Painting is a lifestyle, and, as such, inseparable from a form of professionalism. Professionalism implies attendance, recognized expertise and inter-relationships with other professionals. For an artist, the goal of professionalism is to develop concentration, energy, sensitivity ... and learn a profession associated with risk taking. There is a competition between the works. They struggle to survive and the successful canvas is an unstable paradise, ogled by images constantly moving. In our conditioned-governed aesthetic societies, painting, like other practices, is affected by some form of communitarianism which isolates and induces it all together. In the first case, the artist is the victim, in the second, he is the beneficiary, his voice is able to be heard in the concert of rivalries, » writes Martin Bissière.