From a first artistic experience in the graffiti scene of the late 80s, Philippe Baudelocque retains the energy and monumentality of the supports which he invests with a modest medium, chalk, in a drawing practice.

The artist develops a graphic universe with abundant motifs drawing his inspiration from the primitive arts as much as from scientific imagery. If the project is sketched out in advance in a research notebook, the motifs are improvised freehand in the the moment of production.

The graphic alchemy lies in the articulation between the preciousness of the technique, the crumbly nature of the chalk, the meticulousness of the gesture, the excessiveness of the production and the support. Comparable to the cells of a living organism the representations are enriched by doubling and multiplying the motifs, alternating animal or landscape figures, abstract or symbolic representations.