Pascale Fey

Pascale was born in La Rochelle on the west coast of France where she worked in graphic design. Pascale then simultaneously started painting and showing her works to various people and was enthused by their reaction and never looked back since.

After a lifetime longing to move and live in Portugal, she managed to make her dream come true and now lives in The Algarve. This fact however has no direct incidence on her art as Pascale finds her inspiration mainly within herself. Her canvas are first entirely covered with black paint, possibly as a way to make life emerge from darkness. The brush then moves on the black canvas as if applied by the unformulated thoughts, obsessions and dreams that roam in the artist's mind. The painting is achieved when the message is made clear to herself and more importantly to her conscience. Pascale admits that her art is a form of therapy for her.

Her avatar is called Georges, a mysterious character in a greyish coat and hat forever turning his back to us. He possibly represents that sombre part that we usually do not allow to come into our lives, that part with no words nor articulate thoughts but violent desires or fears: death, escape, happiness or a consolation of all sorts... Georges allows Pascale to express what she would not know how otherwise. As for the spectator, he or she may well feel an odd familiarity with the character and experience the strange feeling of recognizing something he or she did not know was there. So it might just be that Georges is her, you or us.


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