“There is another world besides colour”

Daniel Lefèvre is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. His motto “there is another world besides colour” reflects his almost exclusively black and white work made using only Rotring Isograph pens to create extensively detailed surrealist artwork inspired by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

“There is another world besides colour”

Daniel Lefèvre is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. His motto “there is another world besides colour” reflects his almost exclusively black and white work made using only Rotring Isograph pens to create extensively detailed surrealist artwork inspired by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

2019

Tijd om de herstelling te doen

(Repair Time)

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The clock in the middle of the drawing indicates the time quarter to five. The large pointer is shaped like a scalpel and the small pointer represents a sewing needle.

Inside the clock, in the center of the drawing, there is a patient lying with his head at the 9 o’clock indication and his feet at the 3 o’clock indication, he is being operated on by two surgeons on the operating table. There are two small faces in the middle of the drawing above the clock, these, together with a surgeon’s head, show the shape of an angel each time the design is rotated 90 degrees left or right.

The right-hand surgeon controls the oxygen supply through an old gas pump that has been converted into an oxygen pump, and assists the chief surgeon who makes an incision. The device the chief surgeon uses is similar to an old dental drill with a small cutting disc on top.

The chief surgeon on the right is well trained and has taken many training courses (the diplomas on the wall). He is accompanied by God’s eye during surgery and receives his energy through the rays of God’s aura. Behind him on the right is a skull through which a snake rises on a piece of wood. The skull has a stethoscope on top of the ear area, and the part that is used to hear the sounds contains the word Hippocrates, which refers to the Hippocrates Oath, which every doctor must take.

The equipment used for surgery is everywhere. The IV device is supplied with rainwater that is introduced into the bloodstream through a tube that looks like a heartbeat. A drain is also provided next to a urine probe that runs into a pot that overflows and fertilizes the soil. You can see the plants and trees grow. The bottom of the drawing looks like a large avenue that represents the path of freedom. It seems that surgery is being done in nature and not in the operating room. The lamps that provide the illumination are candles.

And who is in the upper left corner? It’s me who is following everything. Yes, repair time came at a quarter to five.

The birds in the middle of the drawing, in particular the big bird in the middle of the clock, indicates that the two surgeons can restore my freedom and ability to live as before. For this I am eternally grateful.

 

Daniel Lefèvre 08/27/2019

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