The final collection i went to explore was the one by Rico Sequeira at the Galerie Michel Miltgen. Rico Sequeira’s work is mainly influenced by his fascination for comics (or bandes dessinees as they are called in French) and onomatopoeia.
What is striking are obviously the empty boxes and speech balloons, so that the artist seems to want to guide one’s own imagination in unfolding this comic story. In the words of the gallery owner, one tends to have the urge to take a pen and fill in the gaps with one’s own story lines. The artist’s focus on onomatopoeia reminds me of street art and graffiti on the one hand and on the other hand of the comic book adventures of Tintin, Asterix and Lucky Luke which are now probably gathering dust somewhere at home. In the end, i leave the gallery escaping to almost forgotten childhood days while dreaming up a very personalised bande dessinee. VROOOOM! – StephanieHauer