“Divination is a noble ambition, an infinite nostalgia. The power of predictions, be they good or bad, is the same as the power of memories, be they faded or vivid. Clairvoyants promise a blue sky, several times a day, to anyone. But we all know that the blue sky upon us may well fall.” It is this presage esthetics that pervades Marc Molk’s first solo show in Paris.The artist, whose lives are many, goes for the neglected art of allegory in a spiritualist register, where melancholia has put on golden clothes, ball garments. His mixed technique explores various states of pictorial matter, from large nuanced colourwashes to thick highlights. Often, he puts on a certain degree of naivety to tackle disenchantedly sentimental subject matters. Marc Molk: The Blue Sky Upon Us May Well Fall Apart is on view from September 27 to November 3, 2012 at Da End Gallery, 17 rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris.