Sky of subtle oil over a golf course in Lectoure.
Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54 cm
© Gallery of painter Eric Bourdon
Lille, France, 2022
Through the acrylic painting on canvas by Eric Bourdon titled “Sky of subtle oil over a golf course in Lectoure” we see dawning the equivalent, in the painter, of the existential concern for being – a marked, obstinate interest in the sky as ultimate transcendence, a passion for air, wind and space as sources of inspiration, subtle oils and matrices of any pictorial operation.
It is paradoxically by situating the “Sky of subtle oil over a golf course in Lectoure” on the golf green of a small town in Occitanie between Mont-de-Marsan and Montauban, or between Agen and Auch, that the painter simultaneously reverses the axis of his painting and painting as a whole. Thus precisely located on the terra firma of a golf course in Lectoure, Eric Bourdon’s sky of subtle oil invites us to reverse the supposed primacy of possibility over effectiveness in order to assume the irreducibility of the event – which is certainly not the same thing as effectiveness, but which comes before and outside of any possible !
The unpredictable and uncontrollable nature of what constitutes reality is then revealed to the existing and art, painting in particular, is the expression of what returns to the original anchoring of man in the world in general, or on a golf course in Lectoure in particular.