Patrick Bancel

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

The beauty of the world I have been seeing gives me the chance to observe the light in many ways. The practice of martial arts and meditation made me share some wisdom with yoga, kung fu and tai-chi masters. Exceptional grace moments and perceptiveness convinced me to work on light. Whatever are the subjects in my collections, I make them come true or unreal. Using the Trompe l'Oeil technique as a tool, the Beauty as a medium and the Energy as a hand I play with spectator's eyes to make him react on what is real or not, sharing what life taught me, gave me messages when, where and how I expected the least. I like now the idea of sharing my years experience in skies painting, photos, videos and billboard to wake up some mind about everyday life and Global Warming concern. This Billboards Collection focuses on revealing the shocking contradictory times we live in as it relates to climate change. I plan to make this billboards project happen on real billboard in New York City. The idea is to make this capital of Billboard advertising, the one city to follow on going green and public art.

Educational Background

Atelier Beaux Arts de Paris

International Van Der Kelen Painting Institute Brussels