2014 "Art & Energie” (Art & Energy), (Gold collection), Galerie Espaces 54, Paris.
Art Bridge, London
2012 “Le doigt, la plume et le pinceau” (The finger, pen and brush) (Gold) collection, Hogan Lovell, Paris
2011 “Etre ou Avoir ?” (To Be or To Have?) (Gold collection), Brissot Contemporary Gallery, Paris
2010 "Art After Work" (Rose & black collection), ephemeral exhibition show (with Lino Lavi, William Watt and Matthew Moustache), Salons Lafayette, Paris.
2010 "Impromptus d’été” (Summer Impromptus) (Green collection), Brissot Contemporary Gallery, Paris
"Déshabillé de Peintures” (Undressed Paintings) (Pink & Black collection) dance presentation to the rhythms of tango, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris.
2009 Fashion Art Show (neck green.), Wall hanging and worn by dancers, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris.
"La question du Petit Prince“ (The question du Petit Prince) (Green collection), Brissot Gallery
The basis of Pascal Pilate's pictorial abstraction is the raw material, the symbol of life and the witness of the imprint left by time. From his beginnings as an artist, he expressed himself through painting and the body: for him, art is energy renewed and painting, a therapeutic break. It was as a continuation of this approach to the harmonization of architectures and materials that he defended his thesis in osteopathy: an activity that he then practised in parallel, or rather in addition to being an artist.
Happenings ... In the 1980s, located in the former workshops of General Stores at La Villette in Paris, Pascal Pilate, at the demand of various underground groups, created his first happenings such as “On achève bien les tableaux” (We complete pictures) or the folk “Foufounes électriques” (Electric Fannies) in Montreal: five painters gathered in a room, each create a work and put it up for auction at the end of the session. For the exhibition “Les carottes dans la tête” (Carrots in the head), he filled large plexiglass cylinders with paintings, drawings, and other retouched images: the materials, accumulated here like those stories which form us, remain the theme of his work.
Parades Pilate ... In the nineties Pascal Pilate turned to living matter. Transposing his creativity onto the individual level, he captured the architecture of the human body as a "biomechanical sculpture" and the model by directly intervening in the joints and periarticular tissues. He translated this novel therapeutic approach as "Parades Pilates", a method he described in four books (published by Editions Belin, Eyrolles and La Martinière), and which he also taught in the United States.
Paint Rivers ... During this period, he took up written forms of expression, first through his "Paint Rivers", which is illustrated by a text, but also in plays for radio and a detective novel, set in the world of art. Iconoclastic, Pascal Pilate continues to work on materials by drawing lines of furniture that combine marble, wood and leather, cardboard, kraft paper and rhodoid, or feathers, velvet and wood: unlikely associations so as to promote well being and peace of mind in the user.
Canvases that heal and serial colours ... He returned to painting in the 2000s with the same therapeutic goal: Beyond aesthetics, the picture becomes a functional object. Through his "canvases that heal" the beholder finds a smile, fun, relaxation, and reconnects with equilibrium and serenity. The concept? A set of large abstract canvases connected by a colour theme, where spaces of blank canvas are confronted by worked material in repetitive patterns. The orange series deals with memory and childhood, the green, the idea of a limit or border, the pink & black (paintings, but also masks and photos), sensuality.
Gold art ... Through the gold series, he now intends to touch the fullness of being. Indicating this harmony, the painting-object is occasionally merged with its support (LED column
lights). Out of the regular alternation of gold leaf and materials (ash, sand, quartz, glitter ...), gloss and matt, a succession of minimally modified motifs, emerges a kind of spontaneous writing, like a breath on which our inner rhythm settles. We forget everything, to better meet the essential within us.
Speed Arting :
" L'Art pour revoir le monde" C'est un clip peinture dont une œuvre est la vedette.
Ces films courts se diffusent sur YouTube.
(born 1953, Paris)
PASCAL PILATE'S BIOGRAPHY
"Painting is a reflection of the soul of the beholder ...
like a free star "