Philippe PASQUA

Presentation

A self taught painter, Phillipe Pasqua produces canvases and drawings that are oversized in both scale and intensity.  These large portraits, lacking in recognizable details, are the primary focus of the artist.  Basing his work on photographs of people at the margins of society, his retreat from the subject is intensified by his rendering of surface texture. 

Any representation of a familiar space is absent from these works.  Whatever the relationship is between the artist and his subjects, it is not visible.  Instead, the viewer is given keys to construct their own conclusions based on what they see. 

The artist presents his vision in a frenzy of brushstrokes.  His pictorial touches aggravate the canvas, making the image almost brutal, and his choice of colors, including blood reds and bruised blues, creates an undeniable vibration on the surface of the canvas.

Biography

Born in 1965, Grasse, France; Works and lives in Paris, France.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2018
- Allegoria, Domaine de Charmarande, Chamarande, France

2017
- Borderline, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monaco.
- Recomposition, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Momento Mori, Zemack Contempoary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015
- Domaine de Chambord, France.

2012    
- Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France.   
- Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan.
- Work in Progress, The Storage, Paris, France.
- Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea.

2011    
- 604 Gallery, Busan, Seoul, South Korea.
- Art Paris, Galerie Strouck, Paris, France.

2010    
- The Storage, France.
- Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia.
- Art4, Moscow, Russia.

2009    
- Ahlers Foundation, Hanovre, Germany.
- Crâne, Art Curial, Paris, France.

2007      
- Pulsion, Galerie RX, Paris.

2006     
- Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
- Spike Gallery, New-York, USA.

2004    
- Métamorphoses, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2003    
- Galerie Hengevoss Dürkop-Jensen, Hambourg, Germany.
- Lucille, Galerie RX, Paris.

2002    
- Les miroirs de l’âme (Portraits  1989-2001) Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp, France.
- Bloc Portrait Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hambourg, Germany.

2001
- Trauma Galerie Hengevoss Dürkop-Jensen, Hambourg, Germany.

1999    
- Galerie Lucien Durand, Paris
- La Machine à Eau, contemporary art center, Mons, Belgium.

1998    
- Espace Yvonamor Palix, Mexico City, Mexico.

1996    
- Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France.

1995    
- Château de Grouchy, France.
- Espace Dautzenberg, Bruxelles, Belgique.The International Center, Detroit, USA.

1991    
- Galerie Woo Mang et Partners, Paris, France.

1990    
- Espace Confluence, Paris, France.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2019
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Togeth’her, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
-Versus, The Storage, Saint-Ouen-L’Aumône, France
- Oeuvres Choisies, Galerie RX, Paris, France

2018
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Art Miami, Zemack Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
- Action ! La Nouvelle Ecole française : permière époque, Bastille Design Center, Paris

2016    
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ART 16, London's Global Art Fair, Olympia London with Galerie RX, London, UK
- Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2015    
- Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, presentation of the "Mâchoire de Mégalodon," Monaco.

2013
- Art Stage, Singapore.

2012    
- Damien Hirst vs Philippe Pasqua SKULL, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, France.
- Plaisir, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2011
- Drawing now, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Art Paris, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Art Miami, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2010  
- Newera, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Pasqua - Mc Quinn, Singapore.
- Art Paris, Galerie RX, France.
- Vanité, Musée Maillol, Paris, France.        
- FIAC, Patrick Painter, Paris, France.

2009  
- Biennale, Monumental Sculpture, Venice, Italy.
- Art Paris, Galerie RX, France.
- FIAC, Patrick Painter, Paris, France.
- FRIEZE, Patrick Painter, London, UK.

2008
- Art Paris, Galerie RX, France.
- FIAC, Patrick Painter, Paris, France.
- FRIEZE, Patrick Painter, London, UK.

2006  
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Soutine and Modern Art, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, USA.

2005  
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Quintessence, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Galerie Hengevoss Dürkop, Hamburg, Germany.

2002    
- Launch, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2001    
- Face off, Galerie Aeroplastics-Damasquine, Brussels, Belgium.

2000    
- Narcisse Blessé, Passage du Retz, Paris, France.
- Collages d’hier et d ‘aujourd’hui Galerie Lucien Durand-Le Gaillard, Paris, France,

1999    
- Fétiches, Fétichismes, Passage du Retz, Paris, France
- Naço & Friends, Espace Via, Paris, France.

1998    
- 80 artists around the Global, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France.
- Hygiéne Espace d’Art Yvonamor Palix, Mexico  & Paris, France.
- Hygiéne Foundation La Source, La Gueroulde France.
- Collection Ahrenberg : 50 ans d’histoire de l’art, Museum of Fine Arts, Mons, Belgium.

1997    
- 3 Visions of French Contemporary Art, Galerie Martini, Hong-Kong, China.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017     
- Monumental, Albin Michel Editions
- Borderline, Beaux Arts Editions

2014    
- Philippe Pasqua - Autoportrait, interviews with Cyr Mald, Séguier Editions.
- Skull Box, Text by André Chabot, Edition YNOX Paris, France.

2012    
- Monographie, Editions du Regard.

2011    
- girls skulls butterflies, text by Jean Corbu, Galerie Laurent Strouk Edition.

2010    
- « Paradise »(English/Russian), Skira Edition, 250 p.
- « One thousand, Mille pages, mille sculptures, mille dessins ».

2006    
- « Œuvres de 1994 à 2005 », Ed. la Différence.

2004    
- « Philippe Pasqua », Special issue, Beaux-Arts Magazine.

2002    
- « Paradis blanc », exhibition catalogue, Galerie RX, Paris.
- « Interview », Interview by H-F. Debailleux. DVD, Galerie RX, Paris.
- « Les miroirs de l’âme », exhibition catalogue, Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp.

2001    
- « Trauma », exhibition catalogue, Galerie Hengevoss Dürkop, Hamburg, Germany.

1999    
- Monographie, text by Pierre Restany and Jean-Michel Ribettes.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

CARMIGNAC Edouard
MAGREZ Bernard
DE ROTHSCHILD Ariane et Benjamin
LALIBERTE Guy - Cirque du Soleil -
MUGRABI José