"l liked brutally juxtaposing, in women' s bodies, the very general and the very particular, the very subjective and the very objective, the metaphysical and the grotesque trivial." (Dubuffet)
With her disproportionately large body and small head in profile that takes on the ominous appearance of a skull with hair, Le Métafizyx has clearly visible female physical attributes. ln his series of Corps de dames [Women's bodies], to which this work belongs, the artist works a thick layer of material that he crushes and lacerates. Titled as though the figure were a man, Le Métafizyx is the representation of a universal female body whose flesh is both jubilant and perishable.
Huile sur toile
116 x 89,5 cm
|Inventory no.||AM 1976-12|