Roger-Edmond Chomeaux was born in January 1907 in Berlaimont. In 1921, he begins an academic training in the “Beaux-Arts” school of Valenciennes and in 1926 he joined the sculpture workshop in the National School of “Beaux-Arts” of Paris. Thanks to these trainings, Chomo masters volumes and acquired an exceptional artistic sense.
During the Second World War, Chomo was prisoners in a stalag in Poland. After that, he founds refuge in the forest of Fontainebleau where he lives alone. He adopts a marginal life and devoted himself to the creation. Chomo makes his universe with recyclable materials and called it “Village d’Art Préludien”.
He is a multi-disciplinary artist; he is both sculptor, painter, architect, poet, composer and even film director.
He is campaigning for a popular art that can affect everyone. This resulting freedom of lifestyle allows the creation of intuitive and organic artworks. He developed the technique of wood burned, melted plastic and even a new phonetic alphabet.
He is a total artist and will have left an important artistic legacy.