PAINTING AND EXTRAVAGANCE
From the 1970s onwards, Michel Costiou positioned himself as an ambassador for Lefranc Bourgeois: he experimented with so-called "modern" paints and presented them to the general public as a demonstrator. The artist is not content with exposing the properties and instructions of the product, he appropriates it and diverts it with the joyful impertinence that is characteristic of him, testing the supports and mixtures. This was a period of great innovation in the Fine Arts market: painting on fabric, polycloth, polyflashe, all new products that Michel Costiou tested with extravagance and amusement.
Visitors can attend spectacular demonstrations in the biggest Parisian shops: La Samaritaine, Galeries Lafayette, BHV, ... Michel Costiou is a pioneer of modern painting and its methods of use. Flashe paint is one of the first acrylics he used: it meets his need for agility and allows for speed in spontaneous application movements.