Exhibitions

Current exhibitionFrom 6 September to 8 October

Black suits you so well

Black suits you so well

Featuring : Ode Bertrand, Charles Bézie, Andreas Brandt, Geneviève Claisse, Jean-Gabriel Coignet, Jean-François Dubreuil, Jean-Michel Gasquet, Hans-Jörg Glattfelder, Gottfried Honegger, Jean Leppien, Aurelie Nemours, Yves Popet, Henri Prosi, Moon-Pil Shim et Victor Vasarely

Black is elegance, a color that does not confess its name, a nothing that dresses, but a whole that remains timeless, a tint of origin.

A non-colour, the addition of other colours, which reveals light, identifies shapes and contrasts colours. Many artists have tried the exercise of black, some because they found purity and simplicity in it, others because it allowed them to get to the point, and to quote Matisse: black is a color in itself, which sums up and consumes all the others.

NewsFrom 10 June 2022 to 25 February 2023

Jean Dewasne or rational abstraction

Jean Dewasne or rational abstraction

Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

Born in Lille in 1921. Jean Dewasne is considered one of the masters of constructive abstraction. He followed very advanced classical and musical studies then enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he attended architecture workshops for two years before turning to painting. In 1950, he participated with Auguste Herbin in the creation of the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles.

Past exhibitionFrom 21 May to 9 July

Jean-François Dubreuil

Jean-François Dubreuil

Lures and pleasures of a conceptual painter

Jean-François Dubreuil’s paintings are striking. Bold colours, juxtaposed rectangles, backgrounds saturated with solid colours or well-endowed with whites broken by grey or yellow, where parallelepipeds take over, surrounded by these same colours which, elsewhere, filled the whole background, sometimes crossed by diagonals. The effect thus produced immediately places this painting on the side of a geometric abstraction that was thought to be in the past, were it not for a few resistance fighters engaged in the beyond, or the below, we do not know, of history. However, on closer inspection, or over a longer period of time, there is something wrong with this foregone conclusion, but what?

Past exhibitionFrom 10 March to 30 April

Georges Folmer

Georges Folmer

An abstraction 1950-70

As part of the publication of a monograph on the work of Georges Folmer (1895-1977), written by Lydia Harambourg at Editions El Viso, the gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by the artist. This more contemporary reading of his works will allow everyone to get an idea of the contribution to geometric art of this artist, who was also the founder of the Measure Group (1961-1966), bringing together artists such as Marcelle Cahn, Günter Fruhtrunk, Jean Gorin or even Aurélie Nemours.

Past exhibitionFrom 13 January to 26 February

Converging geometries III

Converging geometries III

Charles Bézie, Jean-Gabriel Coignet, Jean-Michel Gasquet, Hans-Jörg Glattfelder, Yves Popet, André Stempfel

We invite you to discover the final part of our trilogy, entitled Géometries Croisées (Converging-Geometries), with six other contemporary artists, painters and sculptors. The works chosen were created at different periods of their careers. Despite all these years, tests, research and interrogations, the paths of these artists present a great coherence and a fidelity to geometrical abstraction which commands respect. The works by each artist, their views on geometry and colour intersect and continue to reflect each other, much to our delight. They offer us a fine overview of the history of geometric and constructed abstraction over the last thirty years.

NewsFrom 6 October 2021 to 30 January

Parisian Abstracts

Parisian Abstracts

Modem, Debrecen - Hungaria

By 1930, Paris had become the European hub of various nonfigurative trends, including abstract art, and the center of international avant-garde. Active in most of these, Abstraction-Création was established in 1931 by Auguste Herbin, Jean Hélion et Georges Vantongerloo,. It quickly became a meeting point for artists of different nationalities, covering more than 20 nations, whose activity had a key role in the progressive movements.