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Pascal Chôve

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Pascal Chôve

He prefers to produce art where serenity is expressed with touching emotion in order to avoid the tragic aspect of life.


Pascal Chôve was born on 17th February 1963. He studies at the applied arts school Ecole des Arts Appliques Duperre in Paris. Graduated from the Ecole des Arts Appliques with Diploma and BTS in plastic arts. Until 1986, he painted numerous murals in Paris and rest of France; following this period he decided to focus exclusively on easel painting. Since 1997, Pascal Chôve has shown his works at numerous internation exhibitions; America, Mexico, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Corea etc

The base of the paintings is resin on which the artist puts his various materials such as cardboard, netting or tissue. You can see several apparent plans, which vary between hazy and defined, backed by his highly elaborate use of light. In particular, light tends to shine from the high left to illuminate the main subject in the centre, whereas the setting or background, on the other hand, is illuminated by a light that comes from the high right side. The beams of light thus cross each other, which gives the whole painting a great and beautiful power.

Although he admits to being concerned by the modern aspects of life, he prefers to produce art where serenity is expressed with touching emotion in order to avoid the tragic aspect of life. we also have to admire his technique of garment folds and pleats that give a dynamic rhythm to his paintings.

Pascal Chôve