8e édition d’Aquart, à Thetford-Mines dans la carrière de Flinkote du 8 au 10 août 2014: AQUART Festival, Thetford-Mines, Canada
I will have a gallery of more than 50 paintings immersed for Aquart, the famous dive Festival in Canada !!!.A total of 250 artpieces will be shown in the ”Flintkote quarry”, Thetford-Mines, Québec. August 8-10, 2014. Our main event, 8th edition. Pics coming soon.
Source : Louis Boisclair Daignault
AQUART, 8ième édition à Thetford-Mines, est heureux de vous présenter les nouvelles galeries sous-marines de 2012, avec la participation de David Martel, Jean-Louis Courteau, Pascal Lecocq, Dominique Serafini, Nathalie Lasselin, Jeffrey Gallant, Jo-Ann Wilkins, Dominique Danvoye, Priscillia McNally, Mélanie Gingras, et plusieurs autres artistes.
Le site de Flintkote sera ouvert au public du vendredi 8 au dimanche 10 août inclus, de 9:00 à 17:00. Une plongée de nuit sera autorisée, sans supervision, le samedi soir, pour les personnes qualifiées.
Aucune réservation n’est nécessaire. L’entrée est au coût de 20 $ par personne qui se met à l’eau pour visiter les 250 oeuvres. 130 oeuvres à la pente école entre 5 et 60 pieds, et 120 oeuvres à la falaise le long des parois rocheuses proches de la surface.
I’m not used to paint several versions of a painting as I have so many ideas for new subjects and not enough time…
Despite some businessmen asking me to make a serie on the subject with the different passes of the bullfighting… I’d prefer working on a new idea. There is one Corrida, that’s it. (see previous post about the original painting).
When I have been planning to organize my 20th anniversary restropective with a large amount of paintings, I thought of making a large size painting. But it’s not, had never been, and will never be, the way I’m working. When I get an instant idea and I see it in my head, I know which size it will be.
Instead of looking what to do, I decided to redo the Matador in a huge size.
Corrida Grande – acrylic paints on canvas by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, 360x300cm , 142″x118″, lec453, 1995, public.coll.Nausicaa, Centre de la Mer, Boulogne sur Mer, France. © www.pascal-lecocq.com.
Published in Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine Programme (France, 1997), Nice-Matin (France, 1997), Dykking (Norway, 1999), Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine Programme (France, 1999), Diving Club (Russia, 2000).
Then, when the edition of 3000 prints came to an end, and while I was starting to publish numbers of multiples of my paintings (giclees on paper, canvas or tiles), I needed a great picture of the original painting to proceed with. But I was in the USA, the original was in Paris and all the transparencies I had, not good enough to print.
I decided to redo The Matador for myself, not for sale, in a larger size than the original.
“Corrida III”, oil on canvas 48″x40″ was completed in 2006 and been published in different sizes and supports. It was the artwork shown at the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale for the Shark Exhibition May 2012-Jan 2013.
Corrida III -The Matador III-, oil on canvas by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, 122×102 cm, 48″x40″, 2006, lec725, artist coll. ©www.pascal-lecocq.com.
Published in Northwest Dive News (cover, USA, 2007), Diving Almanac Yearbook (Canada, 2007), Diving Almanac book of Records (Canada, 2010), Web Plongee (France, 2010), Dive News Wire (USA, 2010), Dive News Wire (USA, 2010), X-Ray Mag (Denmark, 2010), Chefs-d’oeuvre / Masterpieces by Pascal Lecocq (USA, 2011), Shark ! a visual story (USA, 2012), Travelhost magazine(USA, 2012), Padi (USA, 2013).
An other opportunity I jumped at was the underwater exhibition in a quarry in Québec in 2010. During the 1st exhibition of AQUART 2010, in the workshop of the Aquartistes, five huge half-spheres of 4 feet by 8, were painted by the artists under the eyes and sometimes with the collective complicity of the public. I realized a new version of my “Matador”. The half-spheres are immersed in the Flintkote Quarry , added to the permanent works which AQUART leaves at the bottom of water every year since 2008. The short notice and short session allowed me to choose again the Matador, which I painted with acrylic paints – not my favorite medium, but considering the timing (Aug 6-7-8, 2010) and the location of the artwork….-.
Corrida Aquart, acrylic on fiberglass by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, half sphere 122x244cm, 4″x8″, 2010, lec814, public coll. Thetfort Mines, Québec ©www.pascal-lecocq.com.
Published in Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine Programme (France, 2010), Divosea (France, 2010), En Profondeur (Québec, 2011), InVertum (Russia,2011).
I made also a Corrida alike watercolors painting for the 10th anniversary of the Yam Magazine (Israel, 1998):
Corridyam, watercolors on paper by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, 20.4 x 31cm, 8″x12″, Lec490a, 1997, priv.coll. Raamana, Israel. © www.pascal-lecocq.com
Published in Yam (Israel, 1998).
For promoting the first Uzzi towel, I repainted the Matador on the windows of the Uzzi stores…
On Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Feb 2001
On John Ringling Circle, Sarasota, Florida, Feb, 2001
On Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, dec 2001
I even made a body painting of it, Feb 2001.
The full serie of the Sketchbook Projects by the Art-House co-op and Brooklyn Art Library I’m still working on, bears a drawing logo of the Corrida page one of each volume.
And the fun part now: I put the Corrida inside other paintings.
…in the next posts.
Aug 12-14: AQUART Festival, Thetford-Mines, Québec.
Pics by freediver © Christiane Hébert, AQUART 2012.
Aquart 2012, Québec
I will have a gallery of more than 50 paintings immersed for Aquart, te famous dive Festival in Canada !!!.A total of 250 artpieces will be shown in the ”Flintkote quarry”, Thetford-Mines, Québec. August 12-13-14, 2012. Our main event, 6th edition.
More infos and Press release:
AQUART, Our Philosophy
Communiqué de presse 2010 (in French)Le concept original du Festival AQUART est de “promouvoir et allier les Arts, les activités subaquatiques et l’environnement, tous réunis dans le même bassin, avec l’eau comme support de la vie et écrin de ces trois entités.” (Fabrice Vanhoutte, Président de AQUART).
Watch the movie by Nathalie Lasselin (Pixnat) about my exhibition in 2010 and the making of The Matador. On YouTube
Previous Pascal’s exhibition: 2010, 2011, 2012 in Montreal
AQUART à la “NUIT BLANCHE” de “MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRES”
I had a gallery of 30 paintings immersed for my new exhition with the dive Festival AQUART in Canada !!!.
Montreal High Lights Festival- Montreal at Night at the Olympic Stadium.
Over 150 works of art were presented in the Olympic pool and more than 1,300 people attended the exhibition held throughout the night. To see pictures of this event, take a look at our photo gallery. (coming soon)
See my exhibitions with Aquart in 2011 at the Swimming pool of the Olympic park, Montreal.
Aquart 2011, Québec
I had a gallery of 60 paintings immersed for a dive Festival in Canada !!!.
A total of 250 artpieces were shown in lakes and the Saint Lawrence River within 3 exhibitions for the 2011 festival.
After the 3 exhibitions in 2010 (Thetford-Mines, Gatineau, Brockville) , after the 2 this year in Montreal and Brockville, ON, 60 of my paintings will be immersed at the Aquart main event at the Flintkote Quarry in Thetford-Mines, Qc, August 12-14, exactly at the school ramp (20-50 feet).
More than 250 artworks exhibited by Jean-Louis Courteau ( a great, great white shark !), Jo-Ann Wilkins (photos), Jason deCaires Taylor (scupt…ures from the MUSA of Cancun), the Cousteau team adventures in comics, and many others…
You’ll be able to dive also in the permanent collection of the Underwater Museum where my Matador on the Sphere (2010), still there, will be moved from the bottom to a more accessible location near the galleries during the Festival.
Watch the making of and the 2010 exhibition filmed by Nathalie Lasselin (Pixnat)
and in pictures on Facebook
Direction at www. aquart.ca
MONTREAL, Hight Light Festival – Nuit Blanche à Montréal – Aquart Galerie au fond de l’eau
40 of my paintings are exhibited with other great artworks during the Aquart exhibition at the Olympic Swimming Pool in Montreal.
AQUART à la “NUIT BLANCHE” de “MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRES”.
une galerie d’art avec masque et tuba tout en vous baignant ! Cette activité inusitée s’offre à vous pour une nuit seulement à Montréal. Sous une musique d’ambiance, admirez les œuvres de plus d’une vingtaine d’artistes, dont Pascal Lecocq, David Martel, Jean-Louis Courteau et Dominique Danvoye. Sur place, location d’équipement d’apnée.
Piscine du centre Sportif du Parc Olympique Saturday, February 26 · 5:30pm – 8:00pm
YouTube, Le peintre du Bleu Immergé
by Nathalie Lasselin, Pixnat.
Aquart 2010Flintkotte Quarry, Thetford Mines, Québec
Pics and video of the making of the spheres in Flintkote, Thetford Mines, Quebec, Aug 6-7-8 and of the installation underwater coming soon.
Pics by Mike Grebler, left, Jean-Louis Courteau, right at the Morrison Quarry, Sept.4
Aquart 2010, Québec
A total of 150 artpieces are shown in Carriere Morrison, Gatineau, North of Ottawa, Québec.