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Philippe Vasseur

Born in 1954 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Philippe Vasseur was born in Lisieux, France, in 1954. He is a graduate of the Paris École des Beaux-Arts and of the London Academy of Drawing. The son of a woodworker, he was inspired by his father’s artistry. It made an indelible impression on the mind of a young man who realized early in life that even his purposes could, one day, manifest through the work of his own hands. While he was still a student in Paris, Gallimard (the publishing house) used one of his drawings for the dust jacket of one of its publications. His work is then seen by millions of readers. Philippe Vasseur holds a degree from the Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has been showing his work since 1977.

Later, Philippe Vasseur focused on his painting practice, and particularly on oil painting. With his classical training, he opens a world of possibilities in each of his paintings. He has been showing his works since 1977.

He has had numerous exhibitions, mainly at the Galerie Claudine Legrand (Paris) since 1994, at the Axelle Fine Art Gallery in New-York, or at the Shimose Gallery in Tokyo.

"The image frozen image, the result of the painter's meticulous work does not interest me. I prefer this fog which, which is connected to the material of the painting and from which phantoms can emerge. On the canvas, shadows have more power than objects; the space is best expressed through emptiness. And while the walls and the faces are fading, the painting is trying to make us touch them for the first time..."

- Philippe Vasseur

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EXHIBITIONS

2009
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris (France)

2008
Galerie Soho, Axelle Fine Art, New-York (USA)
Galerie Shimose, Tokyo (Japan)

2007
Galerie Shimose, Tokyo (Japan)

2006
Galerie Soho, Axelle Fine Art, New-York (USA)

2005
Galerie Shimose, Tokyo (Japan)
Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London (USA)
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris (France)

2004
Artexpo, New York (USA)

2003
Artexpo, New York (USA)
Galerie de l'Europe, Paris (France)

2002
Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Royale, New Orleans (USA)
Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Soho, New York (USA)

1999
Galerie Soho, Axel Fine Art, New York (USA)
Galerie de l'Europe, Paris (France)

1998
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris (France)

1997
Galerie Guénégaud, Paris (France)

1996
Galerie Guénégaud, Paris (France)
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris (France)

1995
Galerie Jean-Marie Felli, Paris (France)

1994
Galerie Jean-Marie Felli, rue Guénégaud, Paris (France)

1993
Galerie Art 50, rue de Verneuil, Paris. (Claudine Legrand)

1991
Galerie Horizon, rue de Bourgogne, Paris (France)

1990
Galerie Charpentier, rue Saint Louis en l'île, Paris (France)
Rue Grange Batelière, Paris, Exposition privée (France)
Galerie François Miron, rue E Miron, Paris (France)

1988
Concours de la Galerie du Cherche-Midi, Paris Deuxième prix

1985/87
Résident à la cité des Arts de Paris. Expositions personnelles et collectives (France)

1983
Hôtel de Ville de Trouville sur Mer (France)

1982
Librairie La Hune, bd Saint-Germain, Paris. Dessins (France)

1978
Galerie Yvon Gay, Honfleur. Dessins (France)

1977
Galerie Ratier, rue Bonaparte, Paris. Dessins (France)

Aquisitions
1999 et 2005 Collection Fondation Colas, Paris (France)

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