Composition 67

Mixed media on Canvas 122 x 92 cm

France

1962

 

EN

Arnaud creates elegant and solemn oil paintings of a dark and heavy experiences. The surfaces are thikened by paint, like tweed tapestries of labor-intensive strokes. They create a uniform field which holds the surface in complete equality at every point. Behind this plane, a shallow pictorial space of great compression develops, and this entire space is one of perpetual nervous tension, pushing and pulling in a tight arena.

Fundamentally monochromatic, the paintings are in neutral hues or in brooding reds, blues, and ambers. They are strong, serious, resolved presences.

His interest is to capture the feeling of alienation and isolation

The act of creating art and the phenomenal existence of the art object, glowing, breathing in perpetuity. 

Arnaud’s paintings very successfully convey the act of bracing against pain, of enduring it with dignity, of covering the most extreme difficulty by means of aesthetic wealth.

 

FR

Empreinte du mouvement de la peinture française de l’école « non-figurative » des années 40, l’œuvre d’Arnaud se caractérise par sa dimension matiériste.

Le subconscient est au centre de la réflexion d’Arnaud: composer un tableau, ce n’est plus représenter ce que l’on voit autour de soi mais c’est organiser des formes et nuances pour provoquer une sensation.

Arnaud traduit les sentiments avec la valeur expressive des formes et des couleurs.

Le choix de la couleur, son application et sa juxtaposition tiennent compte d’une évidence qui vient du subconscient.

Arnaud utilise la matière, la ligne, la forme et la couleur pour elles-mêmes créant des compositions chargées d’émotion.

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Exhibitions

2016  Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, France

2015  Galerie Mark Hachem , Paris, France

2013  Shimada Gallery, Kobe, Japan

2009  Galerie Vivendi, Paris, France

          Takanawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

          Blue Box Gallery, Okazaki, Japan

2008  Galerie Mourlot, Los Angeles, USA

          Galerie Mourlot, New York, USA

2005  Cast Iron Gallery, New York, USA

1998  P.S. 122, New York, USA

          Le Solex, New York, USA


International art fairs

2016  Art Wynwood, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

2015  Art Toronto, Galerie Mark Hachem, Canada

          Sofa Chicago, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

2014  Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie Mark Hachem, Turkey

          Affordable Art Fair, London, UK

2013  Scope NY, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

          Palm Beach Antique Jewelry and Art Show, Galerie Vivendi, USA

          Art Wynwood, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

          Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

2012  Art Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

          Affordable Art Fair NY, USA

          Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

2011  Art Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem, USA

          Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie Mark Hachem, Turkey

          Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, USA

2010  Art Miami, USA

          Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey

          Art London, UK

          Art Chicago, Chicago, USA

          Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, USA

          Miami International Art, Miami, USA

2009  Palm Beach, USA

          D.C Spring Antiques Show, Washington, USA

          Art Chicago, Chicago, USA

          Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, USA

          Art London, London, UK

          Art Miami, Miami, USA

2008  The New York Art and Design Fair, USA

 

Benefit auction for Save the Children at Christie’s, New York, USA

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