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Born Martial ARNAUD on 15th october 1960 in Voiron (Isère, France),
I sign my work « Martial A. ».
As far as I can remember, I’ve always drawn.
As early as I’ve been able to hold a pencil.
Dawing was a passion for many years, only known to my family, my teachers and close friends.
I have studied horticulture and gardening and worked as an education specialist with handicapped people for ?? years.
Drawing and photography and, since 1999/2000, oil painting, helped evading the stress and worries of the job.
I started with copies of works by Cezanne, Picasso, Dali, Bernard Buffet... but soon felt inclined to more personal compositions, close to Surrealism.
To make short, I like ART in all its forms, painting, sculpture, writing... classical or modern ; I think we can learn from every artistic current.
I’m not after prizes*, I’m not desperate to sell, I want to be free in the head.
I want to share this passion by inducing a relationship between the picture itself and the person who looks at it. I try to create links between my imaginary world and the real world : a trompe l’oeil to replace the picture frame, a piece of tablecloth extending out of the picture, a funny item to catch the eye.
I hope it works...
Enjoy your visit.
- June 2005 – Fuveau Arts Exhibition - "Diplôme Honoris Causa de Maîtrise" awarded by the "Confrérie des Compagnons Artistes Philosophes Libres de la Haute Vallée de l’Arc".
- November 2006 - Gréasque 17th Arts Exhibition - 1st Prize "Other techniques" category.
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