by Françoise Monnin,
2008, Editions Snoeck, Belgium
" I had the good fortune to do fine arts in the seventies in Argentina like you could do it in France in the fifties. We even went to draw at the School of Medicine’s morgue. It was an extraordinary education.” The line to which Trad belong is, indeed, a strong one, whetted in the great tradition of the Renaissance masters. The defined outlines are extremely precise. In a time marked by the modern experiments of a series of so-called avant-garde artists, who wholly rejected any historical training, which had been judged as reactionary since the invention of photography, Trad, as a draftsman, belongs to the fringe group that still knows how to depict, in a few lines, a place, a figure or a portrait.