Pascal Chôve was born in Saint-Nazaire in 1960. Passionate about art since his early childhood, he started painting when he was just six years old. This meeting will seal his future. Thereafter, he begins artistic studies. Once graduated, Chôve practices mural painting. As the years pass, he finally decides to turn to the easel.
“The sailor has some beautiful stories to live, and many dreams to share.”
With regard to his pictorial style, Pascal Chôve declares that he is inspired by the American hyperrealism of the 1970s and 1980s. However, the artist expresses his indifference towards the commercial themes that the current exploits. He then deciding to appropriate visual characteristics oh the movement and transpose them to architectural and then human motifs. After a long period dedicated to the male anatomy, Chôve began to focus his work on the female figure. It is now his favorite subject.
Due to his willingness to adapt the aesthetics of his creations to the curves of his models, the painter gives a certain roundness to his touch. Softness and quietness thus emanate from his canvases. The luminous treatment tends unequivocally to accentuate this ambient serenity. By means of natural lighting and soft colors, Chôve presents women with angelic beauty who never cease to captivate us, notably with their heightened sensuality. However, he doesn’t limited himself to depicting the carnal envelope. On the contrary, he strives to retranscribe the inner beauty, the aura of these women chosen at random from an encounter…