- From 3 July to 30 August
From July 3 to August 30: CHAOURCE – Exhibition “Ombre, Lumière, Relief” by Hervé Lefevre (creation of metallic paintings worked with a disc grinder) at the Tourist Information Office in Chaource. Free admission. Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Contact: +33 (0) 3 25 40 97 22 – email@example.com Biography: Originally from Aubois, born in Sainte-Savine, the passion for creation has lived in him from a young age and doesn t never left. The successive passage from the pencil pencil to charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil and hot enamel, allowed him to achieve a particular technique which is the drawing engraved on stainless steel. A mode of expression that suits him, this practice is close to drawing, his tool is not a brush but a grinder that he uses like a pencil. Indeed the point of tangent of the disc on the sheet corresponds to the lead of his pencil. Then, everything is a question of pressure, inclination, speed of movement which gives these effects of shade, light and relief. Self-taught, he draws since the age of 9 years, after the stage of painting, he went to the grinder in 2013. This technique requires a reflection beforehand by projecting himself on the finished work; both on the layout and on the uncertainties to obtain the light effects, because unlike other techniques, retouching is practically impossible. His sources of inspiration are often scenes of life, a look at the events that touch him, that surround him, that enchant him, and according to the instinct of the moment, these can be translated into figurative works, modern or abstract. He does not forbid me any restriction in subjects and genres. This technique and the harmony of his work that emerges from the works, he owes to his technical training and his artistic skills. His sensitivity allows him to explore this technique empirically, intuitively and instinctively. His works produced on stainless steel plates evolve technically over time: stainless steel alone, with the addition of pewter sculptures, incorporation of stained glass, painted canvas, addition of gold leaf, laser cuts for light paintings and on his latest creations addition of enamel paint on stainless steel. All these versions bring his paintings to life in different ways and are adapted according to the subject to be produced.