“The Courage”, is a contemporary painting on paper mounted on canvas.by Philipe Croq.
Philipe Croq’s drawing and painting invite us to dream and dialogue with our childhood: dreamlike forms, the world of the circus, animal, human and plant figures, sometimes evanescent, sketched, imperfect, images that leave us free to tell ourselves stories.
For more spontaneity, Philippe Croq first works on paper, only once his painting is finished does he marble it onto the canvas. Here the perforated page seems to have been torn from a binder before being glued. Far from trying to hide the imperfections of the collage, the artist seems to have provoked them and even brought them to the forefront, at least that is what the left border of the painting suggests, giving it a real authenticity.
“The Courage” is a painting with a message, as Croq’s paintings often are. The author invites the viewer to interpret the forms, colours and texts of the work according to his own story.Discover the artist