Born in 1956, Didier Genty lives and works in the Paris region. He trained at the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.
“I like muscles, blood circulation, the underside of the skin… Identity is DNA, invisible, interior. My portraits are more related to the deep being of an individual, beyond appearances. In the face, I prefer his imprint. I thus avoid the complacency inherent to the practice of self-portraiture. My painting like this Folfiri, my chemotherapy, flows in the features of these bodies in jolts, slumped. From within things, flesh and moods swarm all over the surface and in thickness, the scratches of color, the waxy, brutal and uncompromising features. A big tiredness, a bad taste in the mouth, the body is undoubtedly diminished but the painting remains very alive, a question of survival”.
– Didier Genty