Paul-Armand Gette was born in Lyon in 1927. In the 1960s, after scientific studies, he decided to devote himself only to his research in the space of art. This unclassifiable artist does not care about labels: all his work blurs the borders between natural sciences, literature, poetry, mythology and history of art. From 1968, he borrowed methods from science and introduced them into his artistic work. His studies entitled “transect” started in 1974. Fascinated by this process, he uses it scrupulously as a “gift from science to art”.
In 2012, as part of the VIAPAC contemporary art trail, Paul-Armand Gette created 0m, Des cheveux de Vénus aux Splendeurs de la Nuit [0m, From Venus’s Hair to the Splendours of the Night], a transectal proposal from Digne to Auzet and vice versa.