(Aurillac 1955 - Meyrals 2011)
Oil on canvas
H. 33.5 cm; L. 41.5 cm
Signed lower right, and countersigned on the back. Dated and dedicated "To Olivier, July 22, 1999"
Provenance : Private collection, Périgueux
Pascal Magis was born in 1955 in Aurillac in Cantal, he grew up in black Périgord, in the small village of Meyrals. This town has also become an essential place for lovers of contemporary art, several galleries are located there, including the workshop of Magis, kept open by his niece. A graduate of Fine Arts, he specializes in the field of tapestry and becomes a cardboard-weaver. It was from 1988 that he devoted himself exclusively to painting, his field of predilection. The work of Magis is to be placed in the movement of "lyrical abstraction". Generally working on large formats, he throws on his canvases large movements bringing forms and tasks, sometimes drips, in a very controlled gestural writing. His palette is singing, the bright colors rub shoulders with deep hues, the odds and ends contrast with immaculate whites. Generous and passionate, prolific and internationally recognized artist Pascal Magis died too early at the end of 2011, leaving behind many major works in abstract art, far from the figurative trends of Perigord artists.