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Philippe Baudelocque


Guest of the 2021 L'Appel du Large festival

From his first artistic experience in the graffiti scene at the end of the 80s, Philippe Baudelocque conserves the energy and the monumentality of the supports which he invests with a modest medium, chalk, in a drawing practice. The artist develops a graphic universe with abundant patterns drawing his inspiration as much from the primitive arts as from scientific imagery. If the project is sketched in advance in a research notebook, the patterns are improvised freehand at the moment of manufacture. The graphic alchemy rests in the articulation between the preciousness of the technique, the crumbly character of the chalk, the thoroughness of the gesture, the excessiveness of the production and the support. Similar to the cells of a living organism, the representations are enriched by the doubling and multiplication of patterns, alternating animal or landscape figures, abstract or symbolic representations.


As part of the L'Appel du Large festival which will take place from July 2 to 4, 2021, Philippe Baudelocque presents a work that will be visible to the Franciscans. More information on L'Appel du Large here.