Who is Claude Cauquil ?
Claude started taking classes of drawing and modelling classes at the age of 7.
Life took care of the rest : Plastic Arts studies and and a true passion for drawing faces.
He settles in Martinique in 1995, working as a protraitist. He will discover, there, the history of the slave trade and the dehumanization it brought.
His artwork displays his answer to that part of history : a statement of how extraordinary each and every one of us is.
Claude focuses ont the eyes of his subjetcts.
Through those, he invites us into a world which shall forever remain unknown while bearing a story that is partly ours.
Colors come afterwards, introducing abstraction and, at the same time, creating emotion with its rich contrats.
You can listen to his words in the video below (in french) realised by Tatiana Chaumont :
You will find lots of other portraits on his Facebook.
And maybe understand how hard it's been to choose which one to create our puzzles from.
Still, we made it and have now two wondeful items .