Through the open windows of the artist's studio, perched on the 4th floor of a Parisian building, pollen rushes in. This Thursday, near the Porte de Champerret, the dust that a stormy wind sweeps mistakes for the clay. The same one who, with Joël Blanc's brush, twirls in watercolor. In this baroque den where canvases of all kinds compete to win the trophy of the specialty of the painter, sports representations win the game. Those of tennis matches in particular. "What interests me in this sport is the beauty of the gesture, the energy that is transmitted between the player and me," he says. Because Joël Blanc has nothing, or almost nothing, of the illustrator and the photographer. "I don't record images that I just copy." No. The one who likes to define himself as "artist of the moment" paints the movement in the open air. This year again, he will sketch the setbacks of the world players from the stands of Roland-Garros.
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