Philippe Pasqua has established himself over an extraordinary itinerary as one of the major artists of his generation.
From the start, his art impressed and challenged the certainties of those who encountered him, such as the great critic Pierre Restany.
For Pasqua, the taste for the monumental goes hand in hand with an attraction to what is most vulnerable: bodies and faces.
We receive Pasqua's painting as a physical shock but also as a vision that is both explosive and incisive. The amplitude of the artist's gestures – a dance where brutality and finesse, trance and lucidity alternate – commands the monumental format of his paintings.