Post anthropocene paintings: The revenge of the geologic

Scientists today agree that we have entered a new geological era called the Anthropocene, which can be defined as a new epoch in Earth's history in which human activities have a significant global impact on the terrestrial ecosystem. Theorized for the first time by Paul Crutzen, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry in 1995, the anthropocene etymologically means "The Age of Man". It is accepted that humans belong to nature and shouldn't be separated, thus putting an end to naturalistic thinking, but if they become a natural force again, it is unfortunately to help destroy the earth.

This new era plunges us into a world of uncertainties in which the impacts of human activity on the territory are unknown.

The series of post-anthropocene paintings imagines a scenario in which nature reclaims its rights, subjecting man to new physical laws. With this series, I return to the practice of painting as if to express a desire to include the reversal of point of view in a landscape tradition, as a means of "romanticizing" the revenge of the geological by subverting the relationship of domination. Maybe a way to end a cycle.

© 2019 Soazic Guezennec