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Pihen Pascal | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Pihen Pascal | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
Pihen Pascal
  • France
  • Painter

Painting has its alphabet, its grammar, its conjugation... painting with different materials helps me find its writing.
As a child, Pascal was a solitary person, and spent his time at his bedroom window, observing nature and drawing his parents' garden with markers. He then amused himself by comparing the various details of his drawings in accordance with the changing seasons. Later he replaced the markers with tubes of paint. Even in his youth, Pascal preferred drawing to writing to express his emotions. As an adult, he held various jobs, but as the years passed he always kept something with him to scribble on. Finally when he was 30, art pressed upon and he felt a visceral need to make it his profession. For Pascal, objects reflect a little bit of humanity. They are witnesses of the passage of man on earth, his habits, fears and desires. The artist uses these topics to relate the moods and memories of daily life. He tracks ambiances; moments of life taken out of context to better capture the expression of a body or a face.
Depending on the subject matter, Pascal uses ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper, canvas and wood. He works pigments on wet paper to create the background. He uses various materials (fibers from canvases) as stencils in the staging of his subjects, and ink drawings are very present. His colour palette is often restricted in order to focus on contrasts, and the watercolours and ink are revelatory. Pascal likes the idea of ??a mental photograph passed through the filter of his emotions. Pascal has always been fascinated by the footprints of passing time. Drawing and painting are alternative ways for him to create images, sounds and stories. In the glittering of the world, the artist seeks to refocus the individual, who is out of his context.

Currently this artist is only exhibited in our online gallery.

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  • 2012
    Participation in the Aquarell’Eure Festival
    Gailon, France
  • 2010
    National Exhibition of the French Watercolour Society
    Marseilles, France
  • 2005
    Exhibition at the Helferhaus gallery
    Backnang, Germany
  • 1961
    Calais, France

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