Gallery 22 Contemporary

Patrick Loste

painter artist

[Patrick Loste never illustrates the world of horses. He does not paint his own animals (is it still fair?), which live in semi-liberty on his Pyrenean mountain land. He doesn’t make images. He paints unknown riders, tiny couriers of immensity. To the full, he painted Saints Georges who faced, riders who hunted, falconers who looked up at the sky. He never stops painting fabulous centaurs, his impossible doubles. So many creative pretexts, so many ways for the painted horse to finally inhabit the innumerable earth. After painting, riding the beast puts it back in the saddle….. At the centre of his art, the horse centres the man.
Patick Loste paints the horse-man entity, the one that creates the expanse by its stride, that fuses man to the sources of his deep and secret animality, that embodies the deepest instinct of life, that erodes the intimate relationship of the humanized beast to the animated rider who rides it, and that finally abolishes for a time the unthinkable distance between man and his nature.]

Text excerpt Christian Noorbergen

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