In December 2017 I organized a painting workshop with the pupils of the Collège Jules Michelet in Angoulême. I proposed them to select and choose five personnalities which are part of any kind of « minorities ». Then they realized big black and white portraits of them using a technic that I enjoy : pixel art. The idea was to paint them almost blurred by the pixellation, they sometimes disappear if you are standing too close. This partial erasure represent the fact that these people have been less represented in the medias because they belong to minorities, dispite they have accomplished incredible things during their lives. The pupils were very intersted in knowing more about them and the big portraits will be hang in the school.

 

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We portrayed Alan Turing, Cheryl Bridges, Mae Jemison, Josephine Baker and Stephen Hawking.

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