Date(s) - 13/11/2017 - 01/12/2017
‘Artist Jacques Servieres’ sketches, capturing the activities of Alliance Francaise, put on display.
Sixty-two-year-old Jacques Servieres brandishes his pen and refers to it as “his hidden camera”. Always seen in shirt and shorts with suspenders, this renowned artist from France has taken to sketching after spending 30 years as sculptor.
“This hidden camera is to capture the life around us.For instance, I went to buy chicken for my guests at home. While the butcher was chopping the meat, I drew the poultry in the cage. My sketches capture the ambiences and emotion in that particular situation,” says Mr. Servieres pointing to the pen with fine and micro tip.
Jacques Servieres, who is known for creating ‘Sculptor Garden of Dhuys’ in the commune of Chessy on the bankof river Marne in France, will be in Chandigarh on 21st November 2017. The labour involved in stone sculpting took a toll on his health and led to chronic tendinitis; he quit sculpting and took solace in sketching. “I still keep in my drawings the sense of carving I used while working on stonework. All my drawings reflect everyday life,” he says.