"In Alain Séchas’ latest paintings, we have fun, we party! Pussies and cats are immersed in an effervescent bath of urbanity, with a typically Parisian decor. Here, a glass roof tops the FIAC picture rails at the Grand Palais, one imagines. There, a vast hall evokes that of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. The artist takes us on a tour of the art world’s chic openings and parties. People crowd into a museum, a fair or into huge Haussmannian salons. They stroll in a state of hypnosis between works and picture rails, they greet each other, they talk, they are ecstatic, they laugh, they inform themselves and they buzz while turning their backs to the paintings, they spy on each other. It feels like the week of the FIAC. Indeed, this exhibition looks at art through its own world, which the artist stages in an often comical way in his daily drawings and in a distanced or allusive way in his paintings. For Séchas, the world of painting and the painting of the world are inseparable. But in the current situation of a pandemic lack of social life, this elitist worldly fresco takes a strange, provocative and ironic turn."
Anne Bonnin, march 2021