Sebastien Mahon, 50 years old, is a french painter working now in Bordeaux after living in China during 10 years.
Using his educational background in art, Sebastien started his career in Paris working in advertising agency as roughtman, illustrator.
His oil paintings depicts a poetic landscapes, turned into lyric set, influenced by comics and other pieces of fiction. He distorts the perspective of these panoramic landscape by playing with elements as light and color, to stretch it from a one outsider, and iconic point of view.
S.Mahon suggests various aesthetic sensations of world in mirror by fictions picked, borrowed from narrative and historical representation. » I show fun here without escape to my own innocence, the oddness of the landscape,spectacularity’s and its event, in front of the inexorability of a time and the spirit of it .
Influenced by his life in China, Sebastien Mahon works with ink, also, to portray the ambiguity between abstraction and perception, exploring the edges of cognitive sign by different physical reaction on rice paper and other.