As a result, the viewer is able to discover their own universe by projecting their own culture
and dreams. The notion of time plays a part. However, it is about a slow time, as if
stretched into eternity."
It took three years of meticulous planning to meet this challenge, involving three increasingly large scale drawings in black and white. Apart from the idea and the composition of the painting, the main difficulty during this period of time was to realise a balanced, harmonious work of art.
To Gérard Di-Maccio, this artwork represents an important milestone, which he refers to as the "Grande Toile".
His first atelier, at the age of fifteen, was his bedroom on the thirteenth floor of a residential building in Alger.
Today, Di-Maccio has his atelier in Belgium. It is surrounded by an acre of natural forest land. The atelier itself, has two large bay-windows on either side, allowing Di-Maccio to connect with nature, which he says intensifies his creativity.