What pushes Pascale Robert to paint his friends and family
in their worst tomfoolery, for 15 years now , is in between the nasty trick and kindness
Stabbing in the back with camera as a weapon around a table during parties when people are drunk, or just cheerful, confident, relaxed. At that time a flash highlights the beautiful glance at the exact moment where we forget our stresses of the day, or social protocols, to found themselves one day, often not in the best , on one of her books .
By two resolutely historical practices, painting and drawing, Pascale Robert combines party culture at work in the studio to produce a cheerful and smart work. Faces, unlikly framing, outrageous attitudes and inappropriate pauses … everything usually is forgotten or erased in one second with digital cameras, here it becomes the subject of an overly precise attention. And each work, after hours of work, is the witness of a fleeting moment. This contradiction between the beauty of the gesture and the ungratefulness of the posture (which is not one) forms the nub of her practice.
Did she settled down by proposing for this room masked characters? The portraits are not less ferocious. Like this innuendo salacious animation hidden by a curtain that allows to be foreseen through a small opening, appearances are deceiving. Wolves are eggs Benedict and balloons cubitainers. The brat has taken over, the design has spilled over the walls. Leaving only the trace of festive moments of wandering, a room in which adults would have celebrated their intact childhood.
Find in this room unique creations designed in partnership with Heritage Studio and Machin. Their products are for sale at or home or on theire website.
Heritage Studio: Eiffel Stools base brass
Machin: vintage purple armchair