| PASQUA |
Philippe Pasqua is a french artist born in 1965, in the city of Grasse, South of France. He quickly imposed himself and his style, through a particular career, off the beaten tracks. He soon became one of the major figure of his generation and of the french contemporary art market.
His taste for monumental dimensions goes his attraction for what can be the most vulnerable once naked: bodies and faces. The distinctive characteristics of the models are taken over by Pasqua, so he can through his paintings glorify those differences. Portrait of transsexual persons, people with Down’r syndrome or blind models are his muses. Disability, differences, from obscenity to sacred, each artwork reveals the tension between what is accepted, what can be shown and what is is socially retained and hidden.
His art can impact the public as it is sharp and explosive. The dimensions are wide to give space to the artist’s gesture. Giving us to see through the paintings a curious dance torn between subtelty and violence.