The gesture, the moving is the emanation
of an interior dash.
I paint according to nature, stretches
of water and reefs, running water and passages between rocks, waterfalls
and the audacity of chasm.
Gesture expresses intimate time instantaneously
and its impregnation of natural observed forms.
Transcribing the emotion of the moment.
With Brigitte Pazot, we get the impression
that our senses are permanently aroused, in wait for any kind of
life likely to arouse an emotion. Tracking down these emotions of
the moment in order to transcribe them on a web, such is Brigitte
Pazot’s fundamental approach. It is like a thirst for freedom
of condition where existential anxiety is like canalized, broken
by this adhesion to the present moment lived in all availability.
The latter is felt like vital by Brigitte Pazot as it is the privileged
means to try to achieve this harmony of things that seems to be
the supreme aim of Brigitte Pazot.
My painting is interior movement.
Maybe this is the reason why she (nearly
always) has chosen abstraction to express this search for harmony.
My painting is interior movement stated Brigitte Pazot. It is this
movement that she painted with intensity on her watercolours, a
dangerous search as this movement absolutely must carry on towards
Painting most of the time on motive –
rape fields of the Vexin, Verdon gorge, etc. –, Brigitte Pazot
does more than transforming these natural landscapes: she transfigures
them by giving them a real vibratory impulsion. More than an engagement
in soul-searching, landscape then becomes an instant of life crossed
by these vibrations expressed by colours and rhythms harmony. A
poem sometimes comes with watercolour:
Earth, fire and winter sun, concentrated
wind that upsets conventions, trust in an infinite instant, restraint
and transgression, transformation too. She is also a poet. But where
and who will stop Brigitte Pazot? Probably nothing nor nobody. At
least as long as she does not have exhausted the field of possibles,
a field that opens to her as if it opened on the infinite.
Journal Paris Mantes Normandy, Dec. 02, 2001
“ Whatever the public blames
you for, cultivate it. It is yourself ” Picasso to Jean
Brigitte PAZOT, painter and engraver,
presents her works at La maison du Châtelet in Bourg-Argental.
Islets constituted within the ocean of
Without any doubt, the practice of aikido
as a dance of energies does influence Brigitte Pazot’s expression.
Painting is abstract. It is expressed by volutes with straightforward
shades, sharp red, purple, intense blue... they give an impression
of fluidity, density and freedom.
Always looking for the warmth of material,
even within dark textures, her watercolours convey light. As for
her engravings with mineral colours, they reveal the perfect command
of the artist and her sense of taste for reefs, for erected columns
that get their strength from deep memories, for islets constituted
within the ocean of shapes.
Her whole work testifies of her ultra-sensitive
perception of the nature where she gets her inspiration from. I
trust my senses explains the one who often paints on the bank of
streams. I contemplate the movement of water that always opens up
by sliding on stones, moving round the rocks, all by playing with
There, Brigitte Pazot listens to the nature
of things, reconnecting the direct listening with [her] heart. Thus
she welcomes, in all availability, the rich range of emotions offered
Le Progrès de Lyon, November 20, 2004
The pleasure of contemplating Brigitte
Pazot’s painting comes from a whirl in which time and colours
roll up. This vibrant alchemy agrees with the place that preserves
and amplifies it. Just as a precious source of harmony between impalpable
worlds that we however feel living into us.
From this source wells a river, firstly
coiled between unseizable rocks, which then spreads beyond the web,
thus disturbing some dimensions inherent to the void.
Thus the stone under swirls takes life
and starts contemplating us.