” Painting is primary the colour and the white of the canvas. Then it’s an idea or a subject. It may be an idea arising from the colour on the white of the canvas, or a subject that becomes a pretext for colour on the canvas.
There are topics that inspire, motivate, encourage.
Landscapes with these invading greens that glide from yellows to blues, which climb into the sky that reach the waters, which lead to orange and red contrasts. Self-portraits, free for drawing and colouring with a self-satisfied subject. Free improvisations only conducted by the material and the palette.
But the subject is not the painting.
The subject is the pretext not the purpose.
So, everything can build a picture: the everyday, the humble, the ordinary become colours. “
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Pascal Laurent is a multiple artist using the most varied techniques, juggling between the supports of expression: acrylic, pastel, gouache and colour is omnipresent in his works. His subjects come from the present day as he feels, and he expresses it by saying “the subject is not the painting; the subject is the pretext and not the end”