… The day she understood that it was neither things nor bodies that she aspired to paint but the space in which they were immersed and the light they irradiated, Cécile Martial had found her way. Cécile Martial’s paintings are neither images nor messages. They do not claim to show or demonstrate, they simply ask to be looked at for themselves. They invite us to dissolve in them, but in an infinite music, and to become one with the dynamism that animates them. In a word, they are paintings that want to give us back, against all odds, the love of painting.