Image Above: ©Pascal Blondeau
Galerie Mourlot presented Swimming Pool, Tribute to David Hockney, a solo show by Pascal Blondeau on May 5th, 2015.
Pascal spent a week's holiday in a house in Shelter Island built by his two friends, the well-known architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat. An amazing house with psychedelic colors built in very original materials. He was swimming in the middle of a painter's palette, which reminded him of the paintings of David Hockney.
Then he thought of the famous series of photos of boys in pools taken in California in the ‘70s and the idea came to him to put himself on stage in the same way.
He found the idea very interesting to put himself in and out of the water. Thus it became a series about narcissism, a theme he wanted to deal with for a long time.Also he wanted his work for this series to be closer to Modern Art than Contemporary Art. Working with pools and color compositions allowed him to do this.
©Kari Bjorn Thorleifsson
Courtesy of Galerie Mourlot