Pierre Bordenave
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Discovering the work of an artist like Pierre, connecting with him, and then connecting him in turn through features like this to all of the other artists we connect with through The IDEA, is something of the sort of stuff that has made producing these gazettes so fulfilling for us since we started out on this enterprise one long year ago. So, here's what he has to say for himself:

"I was born in Bayonne (France) in 1949.

"I have been interested in signs, calligraphies, alphabets and painting for a long time. I have created my own calligraphy , a wordless calligraphy. It is wordless because everyone can bring his own meaning, his own feelings to my "words", just as one listens to music. It is a music for the eyes.

"I have found new tools in computer art. It is different from traditional brushes, ink-sticks and papers. It is a different world to explore. New lights, new colours, new effects, a brand new language to create.

"I use computer tools to create my written paintings, but sometimes, the result looks too cold, too technical: the artist's soul is missing (I think it is a danger with computer art: it is too quick, too easy and sometimes, it seems that the machine had done the job on its own: we have to be careful about that). Then, most of the time, I photograph parts of my traditionally-done works, and computer-art gives the opportunity to go further, to discover some feelings and emotions which would have remained hidden behind the paper.

"It is a new way to walk new roads of human soul."

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Pierre Bordenave
8, Boulevard des Forceries
40100 Dax
France
tel: 05 58 74 58 24