Born in 1956
He lives and works in Paris
He has been exhibiting at the Oniris gallery since 2007.
2014: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland
2010: Spectrum Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2009: Song Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2007 and 2008: Na & Lee Art Center, Gimpo, Korea
2007 and 2011: Oniris gallery, Rennes
2005: Pallacio Rivelligiado, CajAstur, Gijon, Spain
2003: the 19th (exhibition coll.), Centre d'Art contemporain, Montbeliard
2000: Museum of Fine Arts, Clermont-Ferrand
1997: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou (expo coll.), Paris
1996: Wilhem Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
1992 to 2004: Espace Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
1994-96: Musée de Grenoble (exhibition coll.)
1991 : Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (expo coll.)
1987 : Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1986: Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
Villa Arson, Nice
1984: Le Coin du Miroir, The Consortium, Dijon
François Perrodin, develops a work which extends the history of 20th century abstraction, the purest and most demanding. His work inherits at the same time concrete art, minimalism and monochrome. Perrodin brings painting into play in its relation to space: the space of the work, the space of the exhibition, and the space of the viewer.
The bases on which my work develops, in particular the notion of functioning and, beyond that, the idea of a reactivity of the object, remain in their totally current definitions. Certain specific elements of my work seem to me to have become clearer, to have found more assertive forms and new definitions. First of all, the insistence on the role of the object as a concretization of the form. Then the over-activation of the sensitive quality of the surfaces, their reactivity, the affirmation of an instability that exemplifies the qualification of the object. Finally the taking into account of the mobility of the painting, the relationship to the spaces in which these objects are placed and the relationship to the spectators.
It is a work of painting: the surface of the works, bordered by a frame, is covered with paint, and plays on its effects: matt, shiny... It is a surface of "representation". The surface can also be fragmented into different thicknesses, introducing plays of light and shadow into the object itself but also on the wall on which it is hung.
In the construction of the paintings, all the elements (width, height, surface, depth...) are thought of in relation to each other. The pieces are composed in series: they propose different formulations which, together, have a coherence, revealing a field of possibilities. The reduction of colours - most often black or grey plays - contributes to highlighting this constructive approach: it allows to differentiate shapes, to decipher objects. At the same time, they contribute to a reactivation of the surface.
69.6 , 2009Acrylique sur bois36 x 24 x 3 cm€ 4,400.00
79.3, 2012Bois, verre et peinture acrylique12 x 36 x 5 cm
67.15 , 2007Acrylique sur bois24 x 18 x 9 cm€ 3,600.00
66.3 , 2007Bois, verre et peinture acrylique24 x 18 x 4.5 cm€ 3,250.00
60.1 , 2004Bois, verre et peinture acrylique12.5 x 25 x 5 cm€ 3,000.00
25.1, 1993Sculpture en granit18 x 18 x 18 cmn° 2/9€ 2,400.00
"71.58", 2020Encre sur papier Arches30 x 40 cm
75.102, 2020Encre sur papier Arches30 x 30 cm
"85.48", 2020Encre sur papier Arches21 x 21 cm€ 1,050.00
69.27 , 2010Peinture vinylique sur papier30 x 40 cm
56.33 , 2005Peinture vinylique sur papier30 x 30 cm
52.65, 2009Eau forte sur papier
Etching on paper30 x 40 cmn° 10/15
52.66, 2009Eau forte sur papier
Etching on paper30 x 40 cmn° 10/15
56.71, 2009Eau forte sur papier
Etching on paper30 x 40 cmn° 07/21
82.8, 2015Bois, peinture acrylique (gris)36 x 36 x 9 cm
82.9, 2015Bois, peinture acrylique36 x 36 x 9 cm
Small Sizes 2022-2023Group exhibition 15 December 2022 - 27 January 2023 Galerie 1, Galerie 2
In December, the Oniris gallery hosts its annual traditional exhibition of Small Sizes and Works on Paper by the gallery's artists, which symbolizes the conclusion of a year and the starting points of the new one.
This year, the Small Sizes event is both in its regular form of a physical exhibition in Rennes but also online with the possibility to purchase a selection of works online.
Small Sizes 2021-2022Group exhibition of the artists of the gallery 18 December 2021 - 19 February 2022 Galerie 1In December, each year the Oniris gallery hosts its traditional exhibition of small sizes and works on paper entitled this year TWELVE.21 - ONE.22.
This presentation is an opportunity to (re)discover the thirty or so artists that the gallery defends all year round. It is also an opportunity to share a display of small format works and/or works on paper that are often never seen before on the gallery's walls.
Oniris - 35 yearsSpecial anniversary exhibition 12 June - 25 September 2021 Galerie 1, Galerie 2Opened in 1986, the Oniris Gallery is pleased to invite you to celebrate its 35th anniversary with an exhibition event during the summer of 2021.
Whether it is a celebration or a family event, it is above all an opportunity to bring together the artists, collectors and enthusiasts who have followed the Oniris gallery project in its successive evolutions for over three decades.
30 years Non-retrospectiveGroup exhibition 10 June - 16 September 2017 Galerie 1In September 2016, we celebrated the gallery's 30th anniversary for the first time, with a special exhibition featuring three new artists on our walls: Jean Michel Alberola, Didier Mencoboni and...
Colour + Geometry Part. IIGroup exhibition 10 June - 6 September 2014 Galerie 2seconde exposition de groupe des artistes de la galerie Oniris “Colour + Geometry – part II” met l’accent sur les rapports étroits entre géométrie et couleurs dans les créations d’artistes tels que Norman Dilworth, Julije Knifer, Vera Molnar, François Morellet, Aurélie Nemours et François Perrodin.
Purchase of artwork by companies in FranceTax deductions for French companies purchasing works by living artists 2 December 2020French companies that purchase original works by living artists for public display may, under certain conditions, deduct the purchase price from their taxable income.
François PerrodinSet of videos 2019 4 January 2019Set of short videos made in 2019 where François Perrodin presents his work universe: the technique, the color, his inspirations, etc.