Only oxymoron can describe a double artist – double in his technique as well as in his "message". Roughness and softness are two of the sides of his work. Sometimes he splashes with violence, leave the subject's urgency to the random splash; sometimes he softly brushes real landscapes – with carefully chosen soft shades, that become either light or dark daydreams.
We must, as we look at his work, note and admire the multifaceted virtuosity of his plastic process: an interview with the artist let me guess the complexity of his alchemies… Are these photographs disguised paintings ? The final effect is so subtly ambiguous that we always have to ask ourselves a little bit more about the relevance in compartmentalizing the media – which boundaries he abolishes.
The total freedom felt from François Sternicha's work is coming from that ability to blur or even erase the plastic limitations so Poetry can freely travel to our appropriation.
François Sternicha reminds us that the artist is first a victim, then, a confusion and doubt master-organizer, that his purpose is to make the spectator question themselves, give up both reality and art as subjects where improbable certainties would rule.
It's up to us to follow his path, in which he is voluptuously guilty of diverting media, to make us feel wonder and surprise.