Thierry Duval: My work is the result of a clever mix between hyperrealism and the poetry of the place represented.I hope to be a sensitive and precise observer of nature and the city, careful to account for the slightest variations in light. My watercolors of urban scenes restore the historical beauties of Paris or Venice, but also their unusual and mysterious sides.
Graduated in Decorative Arts in 1982, illustrator, then creative in a large Parisian advertising agency, I have painted since childhood. In 1990, a great Italian restaurant in Paris, the “Raffaélo”, ordered me to make pastel copies of paintings by the Renaissance painter Raffael, perhaps that is where my taste for the great masters of painting came from. academic painting. It was while preparing for the entrance examination for Decorative Arts in Paris that I discovered the work of the painter Delacroix, and from there my passion for watercolor came to me.
This is preparing the assistance of Decorative Arts Thierry Duval discovered the work of Delacroix, where did his passion for watercolor. Therefore, it will not cease to work his technique up get an unusual update, unusual force in the colors and lights, and a drawing of high precision, which gives his work an unusual realism. for the first time, views of Paris in watercolor includes a collection of sixty his Parisian watercolors.
We admire in the pages of the Seine quays beauty at dawn, shining roofs in the rain, the light that filters under bridges, markets, cafes, bookshops, like so many parentheses enchanted, sweet and dreamy. Under the brush Thierry Duval, the beautiful Paris honors its most romantic city status in the world.