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.

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Biography

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2020
- Monomania, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- El lado oscuro, Conemporary Art Center of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.

2018
- Allegoria, Charmarande Domain, Chamarande, France

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

2015
- Chambord Domain, France.

2013     
- Philippe Pasqua, Peinture, Dessin et Sculpture, Art Stage Singapour, Singapour.

2012    
- Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Fernet-Branca Foundation, 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, Strouck Gallery, Paris, France.

2010    
- The Storage, Saint-Ouen l’Aumône, France.
- Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia.
- Art4, Moscow, Russia.
- Palimpsestes, Laurent Strouck Gallery, Paris, France.
- Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, Hannover, Germany.
- Crâne, ArtCurial, Paris, France.
- Painting and Drawing, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 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    
- Hengevoss Dürkop-Jensen Gallery, Hambourg, Germany.
- Lucille, Galerie RX, Paris.

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

2001
- Trauma, Hengevoss Dürkop-Jensen Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.

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

1998    
- Yvonamor Palix art space, Mexico City, Mexico.

1996    
- Boulakia Gallery, Paris, France.

1995    
- Castel of Grouchy, France.
- Dautzenberg Space, Bruxelles, Belgique.The International Center, Detroit, USA.

1991    
- Woo Mang and Partners Gallery, Paris, France.

1990    
- Confluence Space, Paris, France.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

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

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

2016    
- 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.
- Luciano Benetton Collection; CAC, Màlaga, Spain.

2013
- Art Stage, Singapore.

2012    
- Damien Hirst vs Philippe Pasqua SKULL, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, France.
- Plaisir, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Popening, Galerie Laurent Strouk, 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, Maillol Museum, Paris, France.        
- FIAC, Patrick Painter, Paris, France.
- Maillol Museum, Paris, France.

2009                      
- Biennial, 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  
- Soutine and Modern Art, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, USA.
- ART Rotterdam, Pays-Bas, with Galerie RX.

2005  
- Quintessence, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Galerie Hengevoss Dürkop, Hamburg, Germany.
- Au-delà du corps, Contemporary Art Biennial, Aixe-sur-Vienne, France.
- A3, Place Saint-Sulpice, curator : Sophie Actis, Paris, France.

2004     
- Beyond Paradise, Galerie RX guest at the Hengevoss Dürkop Galery, Hamburg, Germany.
- ARTissima, Turin, Italy. Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2002    
- Launch, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2001    
- Face off, Galerie Aeroplastics-Damasquine, Brussels, Belgium.
- 7th Istambul Contemporary Art Biennial, Istambul, Turkey.

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

1999    
- Fétiches, Fétichismes, Passage du Retz, Paris, France
- Naço & Friends, Via Space, Paris, France.
- FIAC, Lucien Durand-Le Gaillard Gallery, Paris, France.
- Art London, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK.
- ART Brussel; Bruxelles, Belgium with the Alain Le Gaillard Gallery.
- Gramercy Art Fair, Marmont Castle, Los Angeles, USA, with the Alain Le Gaillard Gallery.

1998    
- 80 artists around the Global, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris, France.
- Hygiéne, Yvonamor Palix Art Space, Mexico  & Paris, France.
- Hygiéne, La Source Foundation, La Gueroulde France.
- Collection Ahrenberg : 50 ans d’histoire de l’art, Museum of Fine Arts, Mons, Belgium.
- ARCO, Madrid, Spain.
- Moscow Art Fair, Russia.
- Chicago Art Fair, USA, with the Yvonamor Palix art space, Paris, France.
- FIAC, Yvonamor Palix art space and the Nathalie Seroussi Gallery, Paris, France.

1997    
- 3 Visions of French Contemporary Art, Martini Gallery, Hong-Kong, China.
- EXPO ARTE, Guadalajarra, Yvonamor Palix art space, Mexico. 
- FIAC, Yvonamor Palix art space, Paris, France.

1994    
- Aid Association, Cardin Space, Paris, France.
- Artists Shoes, Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.

1992     
- Today’s Big and Young Show, Paris, France.

1990     
- House of Arts of Beausset, Beausset, France.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020
- Autoportrait
- Orso

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.
- Palimpseste - œuvres sur papier, Texte de David Rosenberg, édition galerie Laurent Strouk.

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

- Edouard Carmignac.
- Bernard Magrez.
- Ariane et Benjamin De Rotschild.
- Guy Laliberte - Cirque du Soleil -, Paris, France .
- José Mugrabi.