Raoul P. Brosseau
is from Brittany (France). Perhaps you guessed it? Certainly, the Bretons have this ability to talk about what is essential to them, the ocean. They live with the water, become one with the elements, blend into the aquatic environment. Raoul P.Brosseau has inherited a strong character from them and with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, he paints childhood memories on pine lined beaches. Swimmers rewrite history, sometimes lying a little to make it more beautiful than it was.
"Water is an element where you forget yourself, where you disappear. When we swim, we are no longer just ourselves but one with it. Time no longer exists. And when you come out of it, there's still that mysterious little smile on my swimmers' faces, at once disillusioned and satisfied. »
So if Raoul P. Brosseau has always been swimming, he has also been painting since his early childhood. Drawings then paintings but it remains a pleasure of the lost hours. Raoul becomes a teacher, bookseller, journalist, press attaché, does communication, plays the ukulele in a band, writes detective stories... A busy literary and artistic life, then encouraging encounters allow him to participate in his first exhibitions. The artist will imagine this passage as follows: "as one jumps from a diving board a little too high, to realize delighted that everything is going well" the artist then devotes himself fully to the painting that has accompanied him all his life.
His work revolves around mixed media, acrylic. A mixture of flat and relief, bright or gray colors. Contrast is one of the keys of his expression, like a shift that you don't expect.
Today, for less than ten years, Raoul P. Brosseau has participated in many artistic events, has exhibited in several galleries, particularly in the west of France.
And Raoul P. Brosseau is happy.Words from the gallery
Raoul P. Brosseau contacted me by email during the period of confinement, a good time to think and start new projects. I discovered with great pleasure his element, his universe and this nascent perplexity in front of his works. I liked it very much but I did not give an immediate answer as the period was not really suitable for the integration of a new artist. One week later Raoul P. Brosseau called me, I felt a joy of life, a complete and complex journey and a real desire to establish a relationship of trust. The decision was made immediately and despite this period that was nailing us to the house, we wanted to start this new collaboration without delay while waiting to meet each other. 2020, exhibition