Pascal Pinaud

Born in 1964

Lives and works in Nice

One morning, upon seeing the marks left by a blue car that had run into a white car, I understood what I could take from Richter's gesture, what in this gesture had detached itself to become ny own. The visual experience of accidents provides a distance for my reflections on painting. Far from a critical or theoretical reflection, these experiences recharge the gestures of my painting. It is ultimately in this manner that my practice comes into being. Contrary to the manner in which Richter's canvases are made, the result here is obtained by two paintings crashing instead of a painting knife which smooths the paint. To my eyes , it's a significiant difference for its no longer a matter of making a painted image, a digression around a painted image, but of finding the possibility for inscribing my gesture as if it were itself an accident.

Excerpt from the catalog, Amicalement Vôtre, Dominique Figarella, Pascal Pinaud, Sylvie Froux, le Parvis, Tarbes, 1997

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.