Philippe Pasqua: Mea Culpa
The Storage, Saint-Ouen l’Aumone
30 September through January (date TBC)
38 Avenue du Fond de Vaux, 95310 Saint-Ouen l’Aumone
T +33 139 09 99 23
www.pasquaphilippe.com

Philippe Pasqua inaugurates The Storage, hia new art space near Paris devoted to collective, innovative artistic experimentation as well as his own work, with the Mea Culpa exhibition of his own major new works.

Philippe Pasqua has been painting bodies and faces in a nearly compulsive manner for more than twenty years. Those who, like Pierre Restany, knew him in the early days were immediately struck by the physical and emotional power emanating from his canvasses. When this work is examined with a retrospective eye, one cannot help being struck by the inescapable nature and coherence of the path that brought him to his most recent works, to be shown at this exhibition.

Beyond the exhibition of images, Mea Culpa is also an interrogation, a visceral question about the means and challenges involved in representing the face and body today.

The show includes portraits of the blind, violent bodies and vanities in the form of a recent set of nearly fifty paintings, works on paper, and monumental sculptures.