Philippe Pasqua Henri-FranÃ§ois Debailleux, Dimitri Ozervoc, David Rosenberg Editorial coordination: Paola Gribaudo The first monograph on the French artist Philippe Pasqua.
Self-taught, Philippe Pasqua (Grasse, 1965) is involved in the current renewal of figurative art. Through his monumental canvases, large in format and loaded with paint, he depicts the human figure with the frankness of realism and the intensity of expressionism, exposing the body in all its states, showing the palpitating flesh to draw out its fascinating beauty.
He works with series of portraits around particular themes: anaesthetized patients during surgical operations on sexual organs, children with Down syndrome, infants, impudent adolescents, portraits of transgender figures, and so on.
He makes wide use of photography, using its effects (close-up, tilt-up) to fix his models.
Philippe Pasque began exhibiting in Paris in the 1990s. Since then, his works have also been on show in galleries in the United States, Hong Kong, Mexico, London, Hamburg, etc.
Key Sales Information - The monograph is also the catalogue of a 2010 exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the first state museum in Russia that concentrates its activities exclusively on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Authors Henri-FranÃ§ois Debailleux is an art critic and a curator.
Dimitri Ozercov is curator at the Hermitage Museum, in Moscow.
David Rosenberg is an author and a curator. He teaches history of art and aesthetics at the University of Paris 8.show more