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La Voix du Nord (Oct 30, 2009) Lille, France



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THE CLASH OF GENRES WITH ERIC BOURDON

AND CHIMÈRE AT THE SCHÈMES GALLERY




The light, the colors, the language, everything opposes the two self-taught artists, apart from the passion that stimulates them. A rather unusual meeting with the two Lillois at Didier Dewulf’s.


Eric Bourdon knew he would paint since he was 5 years old. A scientific baccalaureate, a philosophy degree and thirty-six jobs later, he realizes his dream. “ When I know something, that doesn't interest me anymore, he explains. With painting, I can evolve inside the frame. ”  His style ? “ Undefinable : it's me ! ”  He performs a spontaneous creation work on the line. The Barbapapa are not so far ! His bright colored improvised characters chatter and renew themselves unceasingly, but there are the key figures : the potato guy and the penguin ! “ His canvas are a great success with children ”, tells the galerist, who sells a lot of them to the speech therapists and pediatricians for their waiting room. His works have already crossed some borders.


Chimère : a very evocative pseudonym for this painter whose dreamlike and fantastic, or even Gothic universe does not leave anybody indifferent ! It's his first exhibition in a gallery. Fabien Revoy has been devoting himself to his art for twenty years and demonstrates an astonishing mastery. The books, the cinema, the role-playing games feed his inspiration. Fascinating fallen angels (his main theme) haunt dark kingdoms. “ But the finality is positive ”, assures the artist [...]




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Le choc des genres avec Eric Bourdon et Chimère à la galerie Schèmes