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Pascal Lagesse[edit]

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Michel Gérard Pascal Lagesse C.S.K is a Mauritian artist born on the 7thof August 1968.

He started oil painting in 1985 and is now a renowned artist in his country.[1][2]Pascal Lagesse is a multi-styled painter. He switches from one technique to another depending on the subject matter. He is fluent in Oil painting, Watercolor, Pastels, Pen and Ink, Acrylics and mixtures of all of them.[3][4]

Classical figurative painter at the start, Pascal Lagesse has evolved since the start of the 21st century and developed a new naive style of painting he calls “Zafer” (Pronounced Za-fair). Zafer is a Mauritian creole word meaning something undefined or undefinable. The particularity of the Zafer technique is that the naive style is used together with realistic perspective.[5] Naive designs are mostly known to be used in conjuncture with distorted perspectives. Pascal Lagesse used geometrical forms and pattern in his paintings and colorful tones. Zafer technique soon became his trademark.[6]

He has also been working on etchings on copper and zinc plates. Lately, Pascal Lagesse has adopted the solar plates printing which is a more ecological way of printing engravings. Pascal Lagesse is also a comedian and has been performing of the Mauritian theatre stage for the last 20 years.[7] He played in famous French plays such as “Topaze” written by Marcel Pagnol, “Le dîner de cons” written by Francis Veber or “Le père Noël est une ordure” written by the Splendid. He also sang in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in which he played the role of Potiphar. Pascal Lagesse is also a photographer[8] whose favorite subjects are wildlife photography, landscapes and macro photos. He has been working on a collection of photomontages he calls PhotoArt.[9] In 2018, Pascal Lagesse published a book of 10 short stories and began a new adventure as a writer. On the 12thof March 2019, Pascal Lagesse was elevated to the rank of Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (C.S.K) by the President of the Republic of Mauritius for significant contribution in the field of Arts.[10]

Early life[edit]

Pascal Lagesse spend his childhood in the town of Phoenix in Mauritius. His father, Yvan Lagesse[11], was a banker at the Mauritius Commercial Bank and a writer who published several books[12] from which “Comment vivre a l’île Maurice en 25 leçons” became a best seller. His mother was head of accounts in a construction company and a keen artist from whom he inherited his artistic talent. Pascal Lagesse's grandmother was a famous Mauritian writer named Marcelle Lagesse[13] and he got from her the love of history and literature. Marcelle Lagesse became famous after the publication of her book “La diligence s’éloigne à l’aube” which is still in the French literature syllabus for the Cambridge school certificate. He went to the Loretto Convent in Vacoas for his primary education and later to the Collège du Saint-Esprit in Quatre-Bornes for his secondary education. There, he started theatre at the age of 13 and with the help of one of his teachers, Mr. Octave Pascal, he embraced the new passion of being on stage. Pascal Lagesse started art in secondary school and got the highest marks in the country for the Cambridge Higher School Certificate. He then pursued his tertiary education at the Technikon in Durban, South Africa where he studied to become a graphic designer.

Pascal Lagesse, Artist and Public figure in Mauritius.[edit]

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  1. "Qui suis je". www.pascallagesse.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  2. "La presse ecrite". www.pascallagesse.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  3. "Fantaisie et champ libre à Pascal Lagesse". lexpress.mu (in français). 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  4. admin (2014-09-07). "PASCAL LAGESSE : A l'aube des sous-bois". Le Mauricien (in français). Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  5. Goonraj-beeharry, Roshni (2014-09-19). "Roshni Goonraj Beeharry: Staring at paintings : Mauritian artist Pascal Lagesse..." Roshni Goonraj Beeharry. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  6. "Pascal Lagesse, ?zafair? classée". lexpress.mu (in français). 2006-11-13. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  7. "Théâtre et cinéma pour bien démarrer le week-end". lexpress.mu (in français). 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  8. "Pascal Lagesse's Portfolio on Shutterstock". www.shutterstock.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  9. "KoulerLavi". KoulerLavi. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  10. Rédaction, La (2019-03-12). "Décorés de la République 2019: le judiciaire et la culture à l'honneur". lexpress.mu (in français). Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  11. "Décès d'Yvan Lagesse : le secteur bancaire perd un illustre fils du sol". lexpress.mu (in français). 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  12. "Le paradis d'Yvan Lagesse". lexpress.mu (in français). 2005-01-03. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  13. "Marcelle Lagesse, « un symbole de la littérature mauricienne» s'en est allée". lexpress.mu (in français). 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2019-04-02.

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