BORGHI Pascal
Pascal Borghi is the memory of a past, the witness of an era. At a very young age he joined the army and spent 2 years in Lebanon in the middle of the civil war. Barely 20 years old, he will keep indelible traces of this period and the intimate conviction that it must serve to denounce and become aware. In 2001, when nothing prepared him for it,...
Pascal Borghi is the memory of a past, the witness of an era. At a very young age he joined the army and spent 2 years in Lebanon in the middle of the civil war. Barely 20 years old, he will keep indelible traces of this period and the intimate conviction that it must serve to denounce and become aware. In 2001, when nothing prepared him for it, he discovered the land. His fingers touch and plunge into the matter, a sensation he will never forget. Inevitably bodies appear from his hands, recounting this painful past but also paying tribute to man's resistance. Pascal Borghi learns to tame matter. With time and practice, he will extract the essential from it. His work is raw, no frills even in the supports. His works in stoneware or bronze are generally planted at the top of a stem as an elevation of the body towards a better world. All the strength of the artist lies in his sincerity and humanity. Each work is visceral, indispensable.
 
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First it was an email I received a few years ago that caught my attention. Pascal was contacting me on behalf of a confrere. I was captivated by the strength and conviction of the works presented, but it was only later that we got in touch again. The work had evolved further, we were getting to the essential, to the irreducible sculpture. Pascal came to show me his works in the gallery, a feeling that comes from deep within, this is what the artist had just offered me.  I listened to the artist talk to me about his life, his feelings, his sincerity and his simplicity conquered me.
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