Serge Van Khache was born on November 18, 1946 in Angoulême. He trained in drawing and painting at the school of Fine Arts of the city. At the same time, his father passed on to him his passion for photography. Enriched by this apprenticeship, Van Khache abandons for a while the tranquility of his hometown in favor of the effervescence of Paris. Once settled, he realizes his dream and becomes a photographer and illustrator for famous magazines. At the height of his career, the artist collaborated with renowned filmmakers such as André Cayatte, Agnès Varda and Roger Hanin. But the year 1984 is for him a revelation. The photographer decides to put an end to his activities in order to devote himself fully to painting. Dawn of a second life is born.
The style of the painter is symbolic. The rigor of his technique as well as the meticulousness of his execution, make his creations a synonym of excellence and perfection. With regard to the artist’s craft Van Khache confessed: “We are a filter of life, we see behind things”. His entourage and his environment are the materialization of these things. Both are sources of unconscious emotions. In this way, he extracts “from nature and the people he meets” symbols and patterns that he likes to reinvent according to his overflowing imagination.
His creations are thus very personal. Moreover, Van Khache also draws from his maternal roots to enhance his inspiration. His subjects, the delicacy of his lines as well as the colors he uses, are as many reminders and homages to his Asian origins. Between identity and otherness, the paintings of this mischievous epicurean have seduced neophytes and collectors.