Christian BONNEFOI: La Visite, a tribute to Matisse
Christian Bonnefoi's creations combine gesture and line, composition and lyricism, surface and depth. For him, the work becomes the place where the pictorial gesture and the space of painting intersect. His paintings on canvas or paper show interlacing lines and colours that do not seek to refer to an external world: everything happens on the plane of the painting.
His wall collages called "Ludos" enrich, develop and renew these problems: the cutting and superimposing of coloured areas, the inlaying of materials or the play of drawing - sometimes complementary, sometimes not - in relation to the painting result in an image that seems at the same time simpler, more immediate to read, and at the same time as enriched, the intensity of each of the elements being reinforced.
The solo exhibition in the autumn of 2020, is the twelfth in Rennes for Christian Bonnefoi since 1992. Witnessing the evolution and continuity of Bonnefoi's work, the exhibition presents works from the "La Visite" series, which consists of ludos (collages) on a painted wooden background created over the last two years.