Jean-Paul Pagnon

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Seeing and hearing

To see this faces and hear the music that enlightens them.
Born in the cotton fields long ago, it is this roving warm complain still rising to us. Can you hear Sweet Sue and her graceful singing ? Or Honeyboy Johnson and his guitar ? Jean-Paul Pagnon is painting this music. Do not look for well-known faces ! They are the soul of blues and jazz. The same music flows in their blood. Eternity is their common link.

Whith his long pale hands, Jean-Paul Pagnon paints black skins with an almost green glint, life-seamed faces, he says…
His world puts together green-gowned singers, chromium-plated microphones, saxophones and guitars. Standing in the foreground, they all appears as principal characters.
His paintings are as warm as a steaming coffee cup, as sweet as a hot chocolate, recalling the curling smoke  of a cigar from Havana and the sweaty summer in Louisiana...

It emanates from them the America of old days, far from us, in a ideal and fantasy world, this America printed on advertisements with its smooth outdated colors. A ghost-like America… Has it ever existed ? Jean-Paul Pagnon paints this dream and enriches it with his colors…His « couleurs du Blues ».

M-A. L. 

Contact J-Paul Pagnon: 06 22 83 36 20   

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