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Philippe Croq

Born in: 1961

France

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Biography

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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  • Painting

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Graphic

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Portrait

  • Drawing Ink

  • Painting Acrylic

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In time for Christmas
Philippe Croq, Oiseau  , Drawing

Philippe Croq

Oiseau , 2015
70 x 70 x 3 cm
Drawing

€2 000

In time for Christmas
Philippe Croq, Anyway I Will Hate you, Painting

Philippe Croq

Anyway I Will Hate you, 2005
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

€800

In time for Christmas
Philippe Croq, Composition, Painting

Philippe Croq

Composition, 2006
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€2 500

In time for Christmas
Philippe Croq, Corsair Pacific, Painting

Philippe Croq

Corsair Pacific, 2005
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

€800

In time for Christmas
Philippe Croq, Oeuvre sans titre ST '02 XI 08', Drawing

Philippe Croq

Oeuvre sans titre ST '02 XI 08', 2009
30 x 40 x 3 cm
Drawing

€800

In time for Christmas
Philippe Croq, Oeuvre sans titre ST '09 XII 08', Drawing

Philippe Croq

Oeuvre sans titre ST '09 XII 08', 2009
45 x 37 x 3 cm
Drawing

€800

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From May, 12 To May, 16 2016
Aix en Provence - France

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