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Né en 1946 à Annecy, Mychel Blanc, après avoir obtenu un diplôme de technicien en micro-mécanique au lycée de Cluses, a exercé diverses professions: câbleur en usine à Genève, fleuriste durant trente ans à Saint-Julien-en-genevois, employé de commerce etc...

Parallèlement, et ce, depuis une trentaine d'années, il a abordé la peinture en autodidacte. A ses premiers dessins en noir et blanc ont succédé des oeuvres mêlant puzzles colorés et écritures fantaisistes voire utopiques...

Désormais, il se consacre entièrement à cette activité artistique et sa recherche s'oriente essentiellement vers des oeuvres de grands formats où s'élabore une typographie brouillée et personnelle... Ainsi sont apparus, début 2006, les bien-nommés idéotext.

English

Mychel Blanc was born in 1946 in Annecy, France.

After a degree in micro-mechanism and different professional experiences, Mychel became florist and ran his shop for thirty years. In parallel he was assuaging his passion for painting, at first in black and white then came the colourful acrylics including bold puzzle shapes with invariably an odd and energetic writing.

Today, Mychel Blanc is retired from his flower shop and spends much of this time elaborating his new style. The puzzle shapes have disappeared to give place to an extraordinary work of lettering he titled "Ideotext". Mychel conceives his artwork as a book without cover, a writing without words. The artist has created a new language, a "world language" just as there is a "World Music" where one can find Calligraphy, Ideogram or Latin letters.

If it is true that ones writing reveals the personality, Mychel is a complex man with many things left unsaid which come out on his art. The typography is blurred as if the words were censured. Meaningless at first sight and yet with real hidden words.

© Mychel Blanc 2017 - crédit Photo : Joël DELEPINE