The beauty of the world I have been seeing gives me the chance to observe the light in many ways. The practice of martial arts and meditation made me share some wisdom with yoga, kung fu and tai-chi masters. Exceptional grace moments and perceptiveness convinced me to work on light. Using the Trompe l’Oeil technique as a tool, the Beauty as a medium and the Energy as a hand I play with spectator’s eyes to make him react on what is real or not, sharing what life taught me, gave me messages when, where and how I expected the least.
I like now the idea of sharing my years experience in skies painting, photos, videos and billboard to wake up some mind about everyday life and Global Warming concern. This Billboards Collection focuses on revealing the shocking contradictory times we live in as it relates to climate change. I plan to make this billboards project happen on real billboard in New York City. www.patrickbancel.com
Born in France, lives and works in New York. He learned trompe l'oeil at Van Der Kelen Painting Institute, Brussels, awarded the Medal and Jury's distinction he worked as Assistant Director of the Institute. He studied at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts de Paris. Looking at art as an intuition for the future, he keeps practicing meditation, painting, photography and video to use today all his body of work on skies in public art to open eyes on the new world coming to us. His “Billboards” collection focus on revealing the shocking contradictory times we live in as it relates to climate change. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in France and US, in galleries & museums, including The New York National Arts Club, Chelsea Art Museum, National Museum of Marine (France), Le Salon (France). His work has been praised by the New York Times or other publications and is in private and public collections in more than 24 countries.