In perpetual oscillation between light and shadow, Dyens's works are as much a Requiem as they are a Gloria or a Hallelujah, celebrating the fragile paths of human destiny. J.-C. Vinet, Paris
Standing in the circle of stones, it's hard to avoid the feeling of having fallen from grace… But there is still a sense of redemption. With the optimism of an individual who has felt and conquered despair, Dyens refuses to depict a feeling of hopelessness…his work is a manifestation of the human spirit…It provides ways of looking at the present and an echo of the future. Beyond the spectacle it presents, it forms a modern stage where we can contemplate the roles we play in a universal drama. From the catalogue essay by David Donihue for Georges Dyens' BIG BANG II, presented at the Alternative Museum in New York City, November 1988.
My incessant reflecting upon the intricate course of my work and questioning the many ways it was influenced led me to discover the pervasive peculiar character that through time, qualifies my work. Suspended in space in a moment of explosion, my pieces have evolved in this ambiguity between dynamic and static, unity and plurality, life and death. They evade the elusive art market as they are grounded in the interior world of my preoccupations about nature and the meaning of existence in a universe in search of its own equilibrium...To my mind, earth is an element of the cosmos that is both microcosmic and intimate. For this, my research is essentially telluric. As for man, his presence is felt through the traces he leaves upon his habitat. In this sense, I consider light a symbol of spirituality and biological necessity and an essential component of my process of art making.