The first time we talked about Pascal Campion was four years ago. Already at that time, the French-US illustrator was very popular internationally and had important collaborations with newspapers and brands such as New Yorker, Dreamworks Animation, Warner Bros, Hasbro, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, PBS and many others.
Throughout these years we have always followed him, like true fans, appreciating the delicacy and punctuality with which, through colour, he has always demonstrated his ability to interpret the world. His are glimpses in which, even if there is a lockdown and we are locked in the house, we would like to live.
Over time, his art and talent have adapted to different formats and media, from paper to digital illustrations, and even to work for television and film. Now his works, which always seem to remind us that simplicity of form and emotion never goes out of fashion, have arrived in Italy in a whole new form.
Last Saturday, 27 November, the square in Lovere, a small town overlooking Lake Iseo and one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”, was lit up with a Christmas-themed projection show. This is not the first time that a show of this kind has been staged in Italy – just think of the illuminations in Como, or the fact that Lovere is the tenth year in a row that such an event has been staged.
What is special, however, is that this year the works projected onto an area of 10,000 square metres are by Pascal Campion who, as always, has managed to encapsulate the magic of Christmas in images that can be understood by adults and children alike.
From Saturday until Sunday 9 January it will be possible to see the play of lights and projections every evening from when the sun sets until midnight, but it doesn’t end there. In fact, during this period the municipality of Lovere will welcome the artist who will come in person to see his creations.