Eric Lacombe ~ "Surreal Sadness"

"In the cave of the mind, ghosts of beings sacrifice bareback risible normality. Eric Lacombe digs holes in the narcissistic body, and these vital flaws, he throws cruel gateways to the unspoken existence. " Flesh color is the world of forms that anxiety is that of interiority: a gap, a gap and, perhaps even more, a wound. That’s why Eric Lacombe figures are not portraits - but the representation of a wounded soul struggling against what would make his death a sign of identity." - Christian Noorbergen, art critic