Pascal Ken

Saint-Brévin-Les-Pins, France

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Humanity & Creativity

digital collage photography and calligraphy 25x25cm each

Even if all the lights display the red warning, I can't resign myself to “collapsology”. I want to believe in our ability to reconnect with our humanity, our creativity, collective intelligence!
2021
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En voie de disparition 2 “Queen Bees”

Mixed media (photograph, acrylic paint)
Illustration from NY Public Library digital collections
20x20cm

2021
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En Voie de disparition 1
Endangered 1

Mixed media (photograph, acrylic paint)
20x20cm

Illustration from NY Public Library digital collections.
2021
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The end of the road?

Photography digital collage, acrylic drawing
20x20cm

When our economic system is gonna collapse? A long time ago, we have been told that only one economic system could run on and on! How can we still believe this? Everywhere around the world, new experiences, new ideas, new systems, the germinated seeds are like rays of hope of a new world 🌎
2021
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Learning Outcomes Of Pollution

Photography
Yakushima island Pacific Ocean Japan
Calligraphy digital collage
15x15cm

2021
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Retrouver la Raison
Regaining Sensibility

Mixed media
Digital collage from photo transfers, ink, acrylic & handwriting

2021
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There must be some kind of alternative economic models

Digital collage from calligraphy on paper, photography
40x27cm

Every day, more technology, more needs, more comfort, more products! It is time to go for a new economic model! Some of us are ready! Some are not! Are you ready?
2021
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MANTRA GENKI,
Back to basics 1

Acrylic on roadmap
70x50cm

MANTRA GENKI / “genki”
元気 in Kanji includes the words “gen” (元), which means root, source or original, and “ki” (気), meaning air, breath or wind.
So, “genki” refers to the original state of life (i.e. breathing) – which is a very traditional Chinese idea of “qi” (氣) that dates back to the time of Confucius.

MANTRA GENKI
元気 Back to basics
I am able to learn how to protect my own energy
I am able to focus on my real needs
I am able to reduce my consumption as strictly necessary
I am able to change
I am able to reduce
I am able to recycle
I am able to reuse
Repeat after me!
2021
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MANTRA GENKI,
Back to basics 2

Collage

2021
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Interconnected

Calligraphy on paper, digital composition.
15x21cm

2021
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Essential Compass 1
La Boussole de l’Essentiel

Collage,
acrylic on book cover, digital collage
15x15cm

What’s essential in our life?
Do we still need more and more? What can we change?
Does Materialism bring happiness?
Slow Down 4R to Reduce Reuse Recycle and Respect!
Respect yourself and humankind, animals, plants, and minerals… La Loi des 4R.
2021
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Essential Compass 2
La Boussole de l’Essentiel

Collage,
acrylic on book cover, digital collage
15x15cm

what’s essential in our life?
Do we still need more and more? What can we change?
Does Materialism bring happiness?
Slow Down
4R to Reduce Reuse Recycle and Respect!
Respect yourself and humankind, animals, plants,
and minerals…
2021
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Finding Resilience in an Age of Turbulence

Calligraphy Acrylic on paper photography & digital collage
15x15 cm

La difficile condition humaine.
Finding Resilience in an Age of Turbulence.
Release Creativity
2020
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Finding Resilience in an Age of Turbulence

Calligraphy Acrylic on paper photography & digital collage
15cm x 15 cm

La difficile condition humaine.
Finding Resilience in an Age of Turbulence.
Release Creativity
2020
  • Pascal Ken

Finding Resilience in an Age of Turbulence

Calligraphy Acrylic on paper photography & digital collage
15cm x 15 cm

La difficile condition humaine.
Finding Resilience in an Age of Turbulence.
Release Creativity
2020
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APPEL D’AIR – breathe!

Collage and acrylic on paper
30x30cm

Where do we go? I am feeling confused sometimes, I need to breathe, to connect with trees and open landscapes, I need to feel the ocean.
2020
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Inspiration – Breathe 2

Photograph
30x30cm

Walking on the grass. Flower power and music.
2020
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Resilience 2020

Collage – acrylic turquoise on an old book:
“Pensées” de Pascal (“Thoughts from Blaise Pascal), French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, moralist and theologian.
18×22 cm

Resilience is a long way from home. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
(Chinese: 千里之行,始於足下; pinyin: Qiānlǐ zhī xíng, shǐyú zú xià; lit.: ‘A journey of a thousand Chinese miles (li) starts beneath one’s feet’)
2020
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How can we pretend to change the world without changing ourselves?

Digital image

2020
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Quarantine Discoveries

Digital image

Recycling Chemex coffee paper filters and birthday flowers
2020
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Where are we going now?

Digital photograph (Morocco 2005, Japan 2009, Brittany France 2015)
15x15cm

Responsible citizens have knowledge about their role in their communities, their country, and their world.
Responsible citizens participate in activities that make their world a better place. Responsible citizens are change agents that act out against social, economic, and environmental injustices
2020
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