Xavier Raby's work is a foreseeing of a post apocalyptic world,
peopled with creatures happily playing on the remains of
a fallen humanity, where lost innocence faces the artist's dark world.
A gallery of friendly monsters who seem as emerging from a child's dream,
is revealed together with a nature full of emotion and intelligence,
like a carnivorous species with a gentle look, suddenly falling in love.
The use of old technics from the great masters of painting allows the artist
to give life to the spirit of the forest revealed through waves of brilliant colours.
We are carried away, spellbound by these enchanted yet paradoxical landscapes,
hesitating between crazy hallucinatons and repressed desire:
the mirror of our soul.
Raby takes us into a fascinating and attractive world, penetrating and impulsive.
We feel oppressed and almost forced into our own self intimacy.
His imagination has no limits, such are his tree characters evolving between aggression,
fusion, abnegation, abandon and abdication.
We are dreamers in front of his tree couples who become food for thought.