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Philippe Pasqua Grande vanité aux papillons , 2010


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Galerie Anne Perré

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About the work
  • Medium

    Fine Art Drawings : ink, Butterfly

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    160 x 160 x 4 cm

  • Support

    Fine Art Drawings on Arches paper

  • Framing

    White wood frame with plexiglass

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    176 x 176 x 8 cm

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    "This vanity of Philippe Pasqua has the particularity of presenting a" false frame ": the band which surrounds the background is part of the work. Contrary to what appears on the screen, it is uniformly white and stained with deliberate projections of the artist. Vanity, it was treated with ink and oil. There are only five works of this spirit, each one being completely different from the others. One, green, is today the personal property of a Belgian gallerist, another, blue, that of a famous French gallery owner, an orange that of a collector and none of these three people are willing to part with their baby. We have the violet and I have, on a personal basis, a blue-green. Each vanity, previously drawn from a photograph by Pasqua, has been the subject of a specific treatment, both on the background color and on that of the butterflies, before being painted. These are therefore five unique pieces completely distinct. Each has been mounted on canvas before being framed. " - Anne Perré
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Philippe Pasqua

France Born in: 1965 Bestsellers Masterpieces

Born in Grasse, France in 1965, Philippe Pasqua is a self-taught painter.

He began painting at a very young age and found his bearings in figuration. A born portraitist. He alternates mediums and mixes drawing on paper, oil painting and sculpture.

Human being is the main focus of his research. His works have a surgical look. The models are analyzed and pared-down, he makes us a part of their intimacy. He plays around with oppositions, his paintings are a provocation. The vulnerable and gigantic, the sacred and the obscene, the visible and the concealed are his themes for painting. The tension is tangible and belongs to the artist, but not without remembering the works of Bacon.

Philippe Pasqua tackles various subversive subjects, with a desire to highlight the stigma in our society and confront them through our look. For this, he portrays prostitutes, the disabled with Trisomy 21 or blind people, but also transsexuals, all these people who are completely neglected in our society. The body and face of the people are marked with a certain visual violence, creating an aesthetic shock.

By disclosing what is usually repressed, Philippe Pasqua creates tension and shows the differences. He makes portraits on gigantic formats, turning the eye almost forcefully. His characters are imposing and strong, expression is more important than aesthetic. Color squirts on canvases underline the contrast between the tough and the refined.

One can feel the first references in the artist's dark work. Fascinated by fetishes and voodoo, we can catch a glimpse of these hints in his enigmatic figures. Today, he has a passion for vanities paintings, he collects them and makes them a part of his art.

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