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Philippe Croq

France Born in: 1961
Philippe Croq, born in 1961 in Douarnenez started painting in 1991, after having worked in the aerospace industry. He lives and works in Marseille.

“After a serious illness, Philippe Croq gave up his career in the aerospace industry and dedicated his time to painting. At first it came from the necessity to cure his anguish and his trauma, and then his perspective started to widen, and he started to represent reality, at first his own memory and then his paintings gained a collective dimension.
He is a self-taught artist, but his work is inspired by rich cultural references that go, without any effort, from Caravaggio to Joy Division, from Manet to Coppola, but also Bacon, J. P.Witkin, Twombly ...

His childhood memories – photographs, objects, words -, but also the news, celebrities, songs, elements of the time and fashion, appear recurrently in his paintings. They are “expressed through painting”, they become shapes that produce other shapes. In his large format paintings, that the eye and the body can embrace in a 1:1 scale, images are born intuitively, almost automatically, as the painter tries to “let his hand work faster than his brain”. In the images he creates the form meets the word and the figure meets the phrase.

There is almost always ambiguity in the way these elements get together. The shapes are intentionally unclear, not perfect and the meanings are open, ambivalent, suggesting the state of the world as the artist perceives it: confuse, in movement, impenetrable.”

- C. Croq
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Philippe Croq, Not Mickey 3, Painting

Philippe Croq

Not Mickey 3, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,264

Philippe Croq, Oiseau  , Drawing

Philippe Croq

Oiseau , 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,278

Philippe Croq, Offrande - 3, Painting

Philippe Croq

Offrande - 3, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,264

Philippe Croq, Fioritura, Painting

Philippe Croq

Fioritura, 2018
45.3 x 43.3 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,264

Philippe Croq, Vae Victis - 1, Painting

Philippe Croq

Vae Victis - 1, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,264

Philippe Croq, Vie pentée - 3, Painting

Philippe Croq

Vie pentée - 3, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,264

Philippe Croq, Composition, Painting

Philippe Croq

Composition, 2006
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,847

Philippe Croq, Anyway I Will Hate you, Painting

Philippe Croq

Anyway I Will Hate you, 2005
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$911

Philippe Croq, Oeuvre sans titre ST '02 XI 08', Drawing

Philippe Croq

Oeuvre sans titre ST '02 XI 08', 2009
11.8 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$911

Philippe Croq, Oeuvre sans titre ST '09 XII 08', Drawing

Philippe Croq

Oeuvre sans titre ST '09 XII 08', 2009
17.7 x 14.6 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$911

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