Yves Belorgey


About these Paintings:

The subject matter exhibited is not limited only to Bélorgey’s work in Japan—recent buildings and urban landscapes from the Parisian suburbs are also present, in an attempt to transcend geographic, national or esthetic criteria and thus permit a Japanese impression to resonate among them…like the harmony of a musical instrument. The paintings evoke once again the polemics of Modernism, and in particular, Modernity’s relationship with tradition in a country where the most functional architecture integrates vernacular formal elements that are sometimes surprising. Bélorgey also devotes particular attention to concerns of space and surface. As opposed to in Europe, the concept of a delimited space does not exist in Japan: the Japanese notion of space changes in relation to the view-points from which it is perceived from a static perspective. It is thus an intrinsically temporal space. In his paintings, Bélorgey clarifies and prolongs the connection between history and architecture, and simultaneously between these two and the concept of landscape, enabling him to broaden his perspective of architectural masses to integrate into his paintings elements of the juxtaposing environment, and thus addressing more closely issues of representation, of mater, and of rhythm. (bio)

Yves Belorgey at Galerie Xippas

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