It is the recurring presence of three models, Naïma Bourquin, Vassili Lavandier and Johan Wacquez, which lends the painting of Jonathan Delachaux (1976) its obsessive aspect. These three young adults have been posing for the artist since 1996.
In order to depict them on a day-to-day basis, the Swiss painter has had to follow them to India, Japan, Germany and the United States. In 2001 he accompanied them to Brooklyn where they shadowed Paul Auster. In 2008, he was with them in Geneva when they kidnapped the public prosecutor Zappelli. He accompanied Vassili to the hospital when the latter had to have removed his stone of madness.
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