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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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Jardins

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Fall in love

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Villas , jardins et paysages

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portraits

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Mythologie

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paysage onirique

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Credentials

Group exhibitions

  • 2016
    Exposition collective / Maison des arts – Montbazon, France
  • 2011
    Exposition collective / Centre d’art des rives – Saint Avertin, France
  • 2011
    Exposition collective / Espace d’art contemporain « l’Arrivage » – Troyes, France
  • 2011
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie Evelyne Heno – Paris, France
  • 2010
    Exposition collective / Centre d’art J.Henri Lartigue – l’Ile Adam, France
  • 2006
    Exposition collective / Musée de l’Hôtel Gouïn – Tours, France
  • 2004
    Exposition collective / Biennale d’art contemporain – Bourges, France

Solo exhibitions

  • 2017
    Exposition personnelle / Galerie Rivaud – Poitiers, France
  • 2017
    Exposition personnelle / Galerie du château de le chaussée – Brain sur Allones, France
  • 2017
    Exposition personnelle / Galerie Veyssière – Tours, France
  • 2016
    Exposition personnelle / Galerie du Château de la Grange – Celle-Lévecault, France
  • 2016
    Exposition personnelle / Galerie d’art et d’or – Chatillon sur Seine, France
  • 2015
    Exposition individuelle / Chapelle Sainte-Anne, espace d’art contemporain – Tours, France
  • 2015
    Exposition individuelle / Chateau de Pray – Chargé, France
  • 2014
    Exposition individuelle / Cabinet d’Art Hugues Ménard – Tours, France
  • 2011
    Exposition individuelle / Château Pray – Chargé, France
  • 2011
    Exposition individuelle / Golf de Touraine – Ballan-Miré, France
  • 2011
    Exposition individuelle / Golf de Touraine - Ballan-Miré – Ballan-Miré, France
  • 2011
    Exposition individuelle / Le Choiseul Amboise – Amboise, France
  • 2010
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie du Parlement – Rennes, France
  • 2009
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie Noverraz – Bordeaux, France
  • 2009
    Exposition collective / Espace d’art contemporain « l’Arrivage » - Troyes – Troyes, France
  • 2008
    Exposition individuelle / Château des Ormes – Château des Ormes - Les Ormes, France
  • 2008
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie Yves Halter – Rennes, France
  • 2008
    Exposition individuelle / Internationale Da Silva Galerie – Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • 2008
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie de la Maison le luc – Champagne Vigny, France
  • 2007
    Exposition individuelle / Médiathèque de Chambray-les-Tours – Chambray-les-Tours, France
  • 2007
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie Les métamorphozes – Valaire, France
  • 2005
    Exposition individuelle / Galerie des Bons Enfants – Tours, France

Permanent collections

  • 2014
    Musée de l'Isle d'Adam, France
  • 2014
    Ville de Bad Camberg, Germany
  • 2014
    Prix du conseil général de la vienne, France