When we talk about Didier's work, beyond the technique he uses, beyond the composition he decides to make or the way he finally presents his work to us, we will always have a work of art that will captivate us and it will ask us to look at it, but in fact there is always a women or a man who is looking at us, not questioning us, just looking at us and, as if it were a game or a trap, it ends up being the work that becomes a spectator to contemplate us, and it is the work that wants us to stand in front of it in order to analyze our reaction.

This is precisely why when it comes to defining or describing Didier's work, it becomes difficult for us to find two spectators who agree in using the same adjectives.

In the specific case of Didier's work, the perception of each work made by those who contemplate it leads him to a personal memory or an experience, which will make him reinterpret it when looking at that work. and although physically the work has not changed a single brushstroke, everyone will find a nexus a different feeling of attraction, or in other words, everyone will see this work differently.

In the Gallery, with Didier's work we see this continuously, and while the spectators contemplate one of these works we hear adjectives such as young, dynamic, fresh, Mediterranean, cheerful, alive, etc., and they are all referring to in the same work, and moreover, a curious fact is that when someone and adds his personal opinion all the others nod and also agree.

This fact, unusual in the art world, is understood and has a logic when you meet Didier, because then, easily, you realize that his paintings, his sculptures, his work in short he is an extension of himself, of his way of being and of his character, he is like his paintings and his paintings are like him.

We’ve talked about it several times, and while he hasn’t acknowledged it, I’m sure when he makes a painting or a sculpture he already leaves a trail he doesn’t want us to see, to make it easier for us to get into the game of being the spectator of the work or that the work is the spectator of us.

In any case, it’s a fun game, and whatever the outcome, we all win, as it allows us to enjoy the works of art of

Didier Lourenço



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