April 20, 2018

“The man whose thoughts, like larks, take to their wings

Each morning, freely speeding through the air,

Who soars above this life, interpreter

Of flowers’ speech, the voice of silent things!”

Hervé Constant is a poetic painter – Like the poet in Baudelaire’s text, his imag...

April 20, 2018

Hervé Constant : Illuminations in London Fields


I knew Hervé first of all as the painter who loved Arthur Rimbaud, the boy genius who flashed through London with his symbolist lover, Paul Verlaine. Rimbaud found an equilibrium, finally, in far-off Ethiopia, Hervé...

January 11, 2015

Much of Hervé Constant’s work has explored the journey of the soul in its search for fusion with the infinite. It was entirely appropriate that he was commissioned to paint a series of works based on the ancient symbols of the tarot.




January 11, 2015


1. Tell me something about your life and the educational background 

I was born in Casablanca. My mother was Moroccan and my father French but my parents separated when I was 5 and my brother and I went to live with my...

January 11, 2015

What is your background? Interview recorded 27.02.90


Hervé Constant
HC I was born in Casablanca. My father is French and my mother was from Morocco. In 1955 Morocco became independent and our family was forced to leave the country. We then lived in Toulon where I was e...

January 11, 2015

Interview between the visual artist, Herve Constant and the psychotherapist Madelyn Freeman, November 98, London


MF: We have been discussing the process of artistic creation and I made the point regarding the rational and non-rational functions. Herve, would you reiter...

January 11, 2015

For the past three years, Herve Constant has looked to Arthur Rimbaud not merely as an inpiration but as an artistic muse, governing his entire œuvre and enlivening his creative thought process.


Born in North Africa, trained in France and now living in London, Constant...

January 11, 2015

Herve Constant paints in darkness in order to see clearly. As dusk falls outside the windows of his studio, which overlooks brick walls choked with drooping vegetation, he lights a candle in his basement studio near London Fields and works on a dimly lit canvas. Painti...

January 11, 2015

"The first study for the man who wishes to be a poet is his own self knowledge, entire; he seeks his soul, he inspects it, he tempts it, apprehends it…The poet makes himself a 'voyant' through a long, immense and reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of l...

January 11, 2015

Herve Constant's paintings repeatedly reveal his absorbtion with the representation of the journey of the soul .This compelling search reflects Constant ' s own odyssey which has transported his origins and culture.


Born in Casablanca of a Moroccan mother and a French...

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