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françois pagé

François Pagé - Painter
"No other artwork is as intentional as mine. What I make is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters."

François Pagé was born in 1962 in Tours, where he continues to live. He defines himself as a conceptual painter.

A multifaceted painter

Pagé graduated with a degree in History of Art and finished a National Postgraduate Degree in Expression in Visual Arts at l’École de Beaux Arts de Tours. He particularly admires the work of Gerhard Richter, a painter from former East Germany who was one of the first artists to examine society in his artwork. Stylistically speaking, Pagé, who hates the idea of chance and limits the size of his canvases to the nearest cm2, is impossible to define. He crosses boundaries so that he cannot be labelled. For him, art is a form of expression that must lead to an emotion and the questioning of both the audience and the creator.

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A painting director

Before dedicating himself to art, Pagé worked in cinema. Consequently, he creates artwork as if he is setting up a mise-en-scène. He refers to himself as a film director, producing a film and leaving spontaneity out of the process. He begins with a sketch to outline the positioning of the subject and then later decides on the colour range and the surrounding image.

Between art and poetry

Pagé’s artistic sensitivity is evident not only in his paintings; he also writes poems. Each painting is linked to a poem written especially for that specific artwork. These texts serve as titles, which introduce the audience to the narrative of Pagé’s paintings. Unlike paintings, which are timeless, the poems refer to the immediacy of the words.

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