Gaudichet Francis - Painter
Born in the south-west of France, Francis Gaudichet leaves his native country to follow his parents in Africa. Dipped very young in the sub-Saharan world, he experiences an exhilarating experience in contact with artists who make him discover a world of a thousand facets. His aptitude for drawing and painting will become the natural way of integrating into a fascinating world. Subjugated by the primitive arts, he embarks on the study of cultures and traditions by dedicating to them the first years of his professional life, which he will interrupt when he reaches the Pacific ... a new universe.
Installed in New Caledonia, then in Australia, he travels in all latitudes. Soon, he realizes that writing and travel diaries are great ways to fix memories, not only of the men crossed on the way but also the land of their culture. The vast Australian continent reveals to him many of his secrets and the colorful sand of his deserts matter to imagine the paintings he exhibits in Alice Springs. In New Zealand, another land, other discoveries ...
From Ushuaia, he flies to Antarctica, sails for a month on the white continent, then winds up New Zealand, entering inaccessible fjords from the land of the southern island. Time and time again, he visits Southeast Asia, the Pacific archipelagos, and South America as he approaches Easter Island.
In 2000, he returned to France. From then on, he created murals, trompe-l'oeil, and worked on writing travel books and writing. The body arises but the spirit always travels, with the strong feeling of being everywhere at home, because its life course has made him "citizen of the world"!