L'homme près de la palissade

$2,062
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One of a kind work
60 x 120 cm
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Technique
Oil painting
Type
One of a kind work
Material
Canvas
Dimensions
60 x 120 cm
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Here is a 3/4 portrait of a man leaning against a palisade whose wainscotting allows the sun's rays to reflect on the bare torso and the head of the subject. Emphasis is placed on the play of light thus obtained, as well as on the perspective created by the wooden slats of the screen, which extend over the thick edge of the frame for a remarkable 3D effect. The choice of "almost everything in black and white" allows attention to be focused on the contrasts of light and the geometric design of the reflections. The background, undeveloped and slightly coloured, is discreet and serves the character whose silhouette it emphasises.

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Val Escoubet

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PONTONX SUR L'ADOUR (40), FRANCE

42 works

A portrait painter, Val Escoubet stands out for her hyper-realistic works, which are imbued with the emotion of the characters she strives to represent with great conviction and dynamism. The artist explores the fullness, love, cheerfulness, but also the movements of the body, such as dance, which she highlights in portraits of women, men and children.

"I want my painting to be alive and to give the impression that the subject will come out of the canvas": this is the objective she pursues with each new project. The characters are never frozen in their posture thanks to the work of fabrics, textures or even hair. The colours and contrast between the foreground and background also contribute to this impression.

Val Escoubet comes from photography, with a predilection for black and white photography from which she is mainly inspired. This influence can be found in his work. The characters are painted in "black and white" with variances of sepia, tones of blue, green, ochre, barely perceptible, but essential in the desired harmony. The choice of oil painting is then made as a matter of course for the result obtained, the delicacy of the nuances, the depth.

To highlight the portrait thus created, the artist adorns the background of his works with bright colours and motifs often borrowed from the world of Street-Art, such as graffiti and lettering. The use of acrylic paint then becomes a necessity when fluorescent or metallic colours are required, or when multiple overlays or dripping are used to enhance the painting. More than a nod to the graffiti artists to whom she has great admiration, it is above all an attraction for urban art, which is part of her roots and culture.

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