There is so much to say about Christophe Mert ...
So we decided to start from his last exhibition titled "Racines Guérisseuses" for Healing Roots. There, he displayed his work on the web of links joining all of us.
A whole network of roots which hold each of us together and help us to evolve. These very roots that remind us our identity.
When speaking about his roots, Christophe speaks about :
the value of education and the strenght og identity,
our pains and the corresponding untold words
As for his identity, he reclaims and enriches all his cultural inheritance seeing Martinique as his roots, the Caribbean as his trunk and the World as his boughs.
Marcaraïmôn (Martinique-Caraïbe-Monde), a recuring figure in his work incarnates this identity..
He even named his artistic approach Marcaraïmonism.
You can have an insight of his workshop which is set is in the small town of Rivière Pilote in Martinique (FWI) with that beautifull video by Anne Gisselbrecht for rumporter.com :