‘Still Life’ by Baptiste Hersoc
Artist: Baptiste Hersoc
Title: ‘Still Life’
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 25.6″ x 18.1″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artist:
Baptiste Hersoc was born in 1984 in Picardy, France. He spent his childhood in the woods and fields of the village of his ancestors.
In 2003, he moved to Paris to study graphic arts, especially drawing and illustration at ESAG Penninghen. His training ended in 2007, with the production of the graphic novel Apartment Three Sans One in collaboration with the writer Lucia Jalba, which is about inner visons. This collaboration continued from 2008 to 2009 with the fiction Soliloques en Image.
In 2010, Hersoc started teaching drawing, nude sketching, illustration and artistic techniques in various Parisian high schools (LISAA, e-artsup, Sèvres workshop, Condé school). At the same time he focused on the disiplines of engraving and illustration and published the Tales and legends of Niger and the Tales and legends of Lapland in 2013 and 2014. Hersoc then decided to return to his native village to settle there and began to exhibit in various galleries.
“Since I was little, I’ve spent my time thinking, imagining, dreaming. Creating images allows me to exteriorize this poetic dimension that illuminates my daily life.
I combine disparate objects to deliver unusual sensations. This linking by associations of ideas is the language of dreams. In this spirit, I draw dreamlike visions, fruits of my unconscious. By means of these stagings, I want to show the human psyche in the face of his adventure.
The elements represented belong to the symbolism of the body, objects of man, nature and sky.
Drawing is central to the development of my images. I use it through traditional graphic techniques (oil painting, engraving, fresco, silkscreen) with the help of digital technology.”