Mathias Duhamel & Frédéric Chopin Jazz Project

Live painting and music performances in preparation

Mathias Duhamel was born in 1956. Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Amiens and then at the High School of Applied Arts in Paris, he has been following a long artistic career before to devote himself to painting from 1998. As a painter, his works are exhibited in France, in the United Kingdom and in the USA as well. He is also a songwriter author. Interested in the art of theater, Mathias Duhamel began to gather music and painting on stage from 2006. To him, live painting must be considered as a music play. His art approach is based on the appearance and disappearance of matters, shapes and colors over time and not on their final organization on a canvas. In concert, Mathias Duhamel acts as a soloist painter who performs works of classical and contemporary composers according to his pictorial score. Like a succession of movie scenes, his work evolves throughout the concert time by conforming to the temporal rules of music, rhythms and movements. When the music ends, the visual melody becomes silent at the same time. Only memory preserves the lived emotions. His performances are often imagined after meetings with music directors, orchestras, quartets, trios or soloists. His live performances of live painting and music – which he calls « Concerts de Peinture”® – have already taken place in Paris and in various cities in France, New York and Moscow.

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