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Summary of my career as a painter, major exhibitions, contests and prizes. You can contact me using the contact form on my site:
I began painting on canvas in 1982. From the outset, my painting is oriented fantasy, fiction. Before discovering oil paint and brushes, I used an airbrush on a variety of media including helmets or tanks of motorcycles, cars.
The subjects and the kind of American painters were inspired, heroic fantasy, Roger Dean, Boris Vallejo or Siudmak. The basic principle was for me to get a gradient sufficiently realistic color, fade, is the only difficulty. After it is that of creating forms and imaginative situations.
Very quickly, I avoided any form of copying maintaining a decidedly figurative line, but trying to invent forms that do not exist in nature, kind of fantastical sculptures, especially metallic sheen that by implementation on the canvas became "real" The purpose of this pictorial representation is precisely to show things & situations not encountered in reality, at least in what man defines reality, which is not often that a projection of its shortcomings and narrow concepts.
The basic thinking is clearly surreal, except that the majority of surrealist painters simply integrate objects that exist in everyday life, but put in impossible situations like a house floating in the sky. In many tables, I deliberately made objects that existed only in my imagination. Adding at the outset an additional offset dimension, even "objects" and the forms do not exist, while existing, visually.
Then the idea is to create a kind of bridge between different worlds, retaining a portion of material appearance, concrete, earthly objects appearance, embedded in intangible areas, skies of different colors, literally injected into the material, equipment figurative element, but we do not know very well if it is physical or spiritual essence, intangible.
The purpose of my artistic approach is first and foremost challenge, even shock, at first instance, the viewer. I must say that it usually works with the public, but a rather Manichean way. Many people do not support this art form. Fortunately, others enjoy, "Chalory make it or break it," as I pointed out one of my clients, and defining the reactions of his friends face my paintings.
I began by presenting group with various associations of painters more or less disparate in form and substance. My first solo exhibition in a real gallery in 1987. I got some prizes in painting competitions including;
- Price Originality House of Culture. Marseille, 1985.
- First Prize Franck Fernandel, Manhattan Hotel, Marseille 1992.
- Grand finalist, surreal, Gare Maritime de Cannes 1993 exhibition organized by Cornelia Sontag Awards Majestic Hotel, Cannes Croisette.
I stopped since 1993 to make "painting competition" because in fact all this does not mean much, and arrangements between friends have often more than the intrinsic value of the works.
In the 80s, I produced some sculptures in marble, metal, wood. For me, only the importance of the result counts, especially the aesthetics of the finished object. Although obviously, it is more difficult to carve a face in a block of marble that welding 3 pieces of iron, or amalgamate plaster and cement. It may by mixing materials, colors, the general idea, create a true work of art. In a word, the work must be completed sufficiently evocative, without the need for proof of desolate flatness speech.
Too many works "contemporary art" are often just empty avatars sense, solely for profit, and without talent. It is obvious that we should not compare Picasso, who even at the end of his life was probably transferred to the facility, with the nicknames "geniuses" of official art. For some, such as traders without any creative capacity other than that of raising millions of dollars through the acculturates bourgeois esbaubis, proud to own "works" which, it is true, few men on earth can afford acquire.
From 2003 to 2007, I chaired an association of painters, numbering about forty. The purpose of this one was to bring together artists working in a movement extending between surrealism and abstract, without going to the conceptual. I organized with the mayor of the 2 & 3rd districts lounges with awards, outdoor performances. Also several exhibitions on the Quai d'Honneur from the Old Port of Marseille, in partnership with the Central City and always with the City of 2 & 3rd districts of Marseille.
From 2007, I started writing short stories in a humorous kind, some of which have been published, including a collection of short stories edited by Horizon Group, the City of Gémenos. Then I wrote several books, including one of 280 pages. In the immediate future I suggest these books as ebooks, including Amazon Kindle. I also write articles on Agoravox platform, as a citizen journalist, my'' pseudo writer Piere Chalory with a single r.
I am also interested in digital art, now, thanks to programs like Adobe Fireworks, Illustrator, Macromedia, you can create tables in pixels, that can be realized on canvas, thanks to a new process. Thus linking an innovative technology formal pictorial appearance of a classic work of art.
I am also passionate about music, whether classical, jazz, progressive, indie rock, other. I collect vinyl records and performs the construction of hi-fi amplifiers.