B. 1956, France
Philippe Azema grew up in Tarn, France, on the Mediterranean Sea. He works as a farmer, making art in his free time. Early on, he was interested in the color red and tried painting on canvas, but lost interest. Later, he started painting with a razor and a stick, concentrating on the colors red, black and yellow. Azema draws and paints with acrylic, felt pens, ink and oil on paper on old sheets which can be up to 4 x 2 meters large. His works is reminiscent of prehistoric drawings in which we can see figures of humans and animals on yellow/orange backgrounds. The animals drawn by Azema are all black, imaginary and inspired by legends like “La bête du Gévaudan (The Beast of Gévaudan)."
Azema’s work has been exhibited extensively in France and Europe, and has been shown at the Outsider Art Fair, Paris.