Emmanuelle Lemetais’ painting is first of all a sure feature applied to a concentrated observation of reality. The perspective becomes an issue: and through the variety of angles that make the approach of the subject sometimes complex in its realization, born the depth of the table. Emmanuelle has perfectly integrated the pictorial laws of the Western perspective whose work she develops in her urban views where her inhabited landscapes.
But if the line is primordial, however, it is born of color. It comes in small, vivid and precise segments that sometimes change into solid areas and then return to the line. The trait sought is not drawn, it is manifested by the colors that the painter superimposes. All his art is to make it spring without losing precision. The result is dynamic: the stone, the leaf, the wood, the brick, the slate, the earth, the short grass: everything comes alive.
Finally, there is, explosive eyes, the colors of Emmanuelle Lemetais, recognizable signature of its production. First, it is a particular palette where, whatever the tone of the whole and even when cold colors dominate, reds, pinks, burgundy, plums, oranges come to spread the comforting warmth of their presences. The color is first: it is the base on which the artist works.
It is no longer the white light that illuminates the facades, it is the light decomposed into an infinity of splinters. And the work seems to sparkle. This decomposition of light creates a distance between the real and its representation, of the spiritual order.
Emmanuelle’s painting is a painting that goes beyond the light, because the light is not abolished but it is decomposed to reveal the world.
Her painting then resembles the stained-glass window with which she offers the same fires as those whose sun comes to light up the colored windows of the cathedrals as they pass through them. This fleeting radiation that the viewer always receives as a gift when the stained glass light up, Emmanuelle was able to grasp it and transpose it into painting. Each of his paintings is thus, beyond fidelity to the real: the story of a shimmer where the spectator can transform his observation into meditation, without fear of seeing it disappear.
And the light, at Emmanuelle Lemetais, suspends time and beautifies the object of its hidden beauty: that of its rainbow.