French painter-artist, Patrick BIDAUX, born in 1969, comes from Burgundy.
At a very young age, in 1986 at 17, he went to the drawing school of Chalon-sur-Saone. He then studied at the Beaux-Arts in Beaune and Besançon. Quickly he became a mural specialist and worked in monumental sizes for various private companies, public institutions and individuals.
In 1992, during his military service, he became an army painter where he also graduated from the Ministry of Defense.
In 1993 Patrick had his first exhibition in Carcassonne, in the south-west of France, supported by his friend, the painter Raya Sorkine, an International Master.
Over the next several years Patrick had multiple exhibitions on the Côte d'Azur (Nice, Cannes, Monaco), then Honfleur, Megève, Lyon and Paris, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and in Japan.
In 1996, P. Bidaux became a teacher in Arts schools (Beaune then Mâcon). He is still a professor of painting and drawing. (Mâcon and private lessons).
In 2003, he discovered Greenwich, CT through his friends Theresa Carroll and Thomas Henkelmann of the Homestead Inn. He executed a major painting on the theme of French food which now resides at the restaurant. This beautiful friendship allows Patrick to return regularly to his "second family of heart" and second home Greenwich CT.
During his career, he opened to multiple expressions and styles looking for new experiences and ways to express himself. Heir to the great French painters, such as Monet, Degas, Bonnard and Caillebotte. He has always been fascinated by American painting, like that of E. Hopper.
The city of New York is very often the theater of its urban ambiances, where he began few years ago a collection entitled:
See, Watch, Draw, Paint ...
"The human in the city"
This contemporary world in motion,
Where everyone seeks his way, his place ...
Frenetic crowd or still solitude ...
The human is represented in his landscapes,
In dislocated perspectives ...
Urban, mechanical, colorful.
In the heart of this energy,
the human sometimes isolates himself,
To not drown in these waves of passersby.
The artist listening to music of the city looks at them ...
Fascinated by the mystery of their destinations?
He meets them a few times,
Then engages the dialogue of the portrait.
A last he’s gaining the height,
Unfolds the plan labyrinthine skylines ...
He will find the way of the intimity of the workshop,
Where the model is already waiting for him,
Where begins another story ...
The story will begin Thursday, April 11 at the Isabella Garrucho Fine-Art Gallery in Greenwich CT