Nick Tosches discovered Thierry Alonso Gravleur's paintings in one of the major Los Angeles art galleries. He was immediately stricken by the strength of Gravleur's expressionist works which almost obsessively explore the human face: Gravleur is capable of rendering a face like -one since Rembrandt and of capturing a soul like -one since Bosch. Both artists meet and unsurprisingly decide to work together. They share the same vision of a humanity torn between idealization and pulsing. The result matches each artist's talent: Tosches' words echo Gravleur's drawings; Gravleur's drawings and paintings illustrate Tosches' words.