Antoine Cordet lives and works in Paris. His work explores the correlation between portraiture and abstraction; gestural streaks of fluid color meet faces that are frozen in time. Antoine paints with a highly skilled touch, a kind or post-realism, juxtaposed with the appearance of deliberately unfinished, wet and stained identities. In Cordet’s world, he has shaped a wonderful language, a contemporary golden age, where paintings hold ghostly hints of a romantic past, exquisitely repackaged and visually anew. Contemplative faces, of dark & light, breathing sentimental thoughts, hints of self reflection offer a peak in the minds of the painted subject, and surmise a kind of expression, a stillness, which reverberates exactly how it is to feel, human.