Alain du Pontavice
Alain du Pontavice’s ethereal, multi-layered paintings defy categories. Are they Surreal? Symbolist? Abstract? Form? Yes, all of those things, but none of the labels cover the complexity of the work” says the art critic Simon Tate.
He explores techniques of texture and colour which relate to the numerous experiences and journeys he has lived; China and South America for over two decades. Growing up in Paris in the 60’s, he began drawing at the French Academy, ‘La Grande Chaumière’ and in the Montparnasse studios of artists such as Rene Tomasini.
He now shares his time between his Studio in the South of France and London. He has exhibited in South America, France and London. His work is in private collections in the States and Europe.