Epicurean, an amateur of corridas, mad about the theater and the opera, he is above all else an artist. Jean-Paul Chambas is one of the most popular french painters in the world. Jean-Paul CHAMBAS wants to put everything in his paintings because he is so receptive to all the signals put out by daily life.The artist listens to the radio, watches T.V, and walks across town. He then starts off with one detail, and follows it, creating the fresco of our contemporary society. For him, paintings are not meant to decorate, but to awaken. And being as he’s a painter who puts everything in his paintings, he almost got swallowed up himself by the vast canvas of an opera decor; you can just make out his silhouette standing before the immensity of his painting.