Hervé Carriou


"Beauty is what pleases universally without concept" Kant

Hervé Carriou born in Brittany painted for twenty years. He lives in Paris. He studied watercolor and the technique of old -fashioned oil painting at his beginnings. It has now been mainly painted in the frame for about 10 years and more recently in ink and acrylic on Plexiglas. His favorite themes are: crowds, urban landscapes, street scenes, marine landscapes, portraits. Encaustics is a technique dating back to ancient Egypt (portraits of Fayoum from the 1st to the 5th century) and consisting in using the heated beeswax, mixed with the pigments. This medium thanks to the amber finish and the transparency of the wax allows fuzzy and melted effects. This technique that is currently not widespread in France is mainly practiced in Anglo-Saxon countries. The painting on inverted glass (or paint under glass) is an artistic technique which runs directly on a glass of glass or plexiglass. Glass or plexiglass supports paint as a canvas would. Welded to the glass, it is through this support that we contemplate the work. Thus glass or plexiglass serves both as a supporting support and varnish. Note that it is a “cold” painting technique so that the process does not require baked cooking. The work is carried out on the back of the support and requires dialing with a "mirror effect" during the execution of the image since what is painted upside down is at the place on the left.

Selected Works

Wave by Hervé Carriou


Paintings - 30x30 cm
Orient by Hervé Carriou


Paintings - 60x60 cm
Récif by Hervé Carriou


Paintings - 60x60 cm
Kind of blue by Hervé Carriou

Kind of blue

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Lagoon 2 by Hervé Carriou

Lagoon 2

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Recif 2 by Hervé Carriou

Recif 2

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Coucher de soleil sur le golfe by Hervé Carriou

Coucher de soleil sur le golfe

Paintings - 70x70 cm
Mor bras by Hervé Carriou

Mor bras

Paintings - 50x50 cm
Verrière  by Hervé Carriou


Paintings - 30x30 cm
Habitat67 by Hervé Carriou


Paintings - 90x120 cm

Vejer de la Frontera

Paintings - 65x100 cm

La ville bleue

Paintings - 120x90 cm


Paintings - 65x100 cm

L.a. down town

Paintings - 65x100 cm

Brooklyn bridge

Paintings - 90x90 cm

Scène de rue

Paintings - 80x80 cm

Madison avenue

Paintings - 80x80 cm

Palm tree 2

Paintings - 60x120 cm

Verticalité 1

Paintings - 65x100 cm

Verticalité 2

Paintings - 80x80 cm

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