Dandelion pt2, (2011), Acrylic-pastel gras-pencil and ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm
Marsh pt.I, (2011), mixed media on paper
Fall, (2011), oil-acrylic-nuts-pastel brow fat and pencil on paper, 29.5 x 41.7 cm
Battlefield pt.III, (2011), oil-acrylic-black stone and pencil on paper, 30 x 40 cm
(T)RÊVES, (2010), mixed media on paper
Marsh pt.IV, (2011), mixed media on paper
Traversees pt3, (2010)
Traversees pt 4, (2010)
About The Artist
The work of François Réau is all about humanity as it was when it was just born, when it had just come out of a chaotic and primordial universe; and it lets the spectators’ look infiltrate what are almost geological layers of the paint. Frontiers, borders, demarcations, nothing is ever completely clear-cut, for a minimal desire for figuration always remains with the artist.
Here, abstraction and figuration are intertwined in a perfect crossover; they stand between wetlands and signs made of charcoal that are waiting for a meaning. For with Réau, nature is perpetually changing, as for example with the explosive flowers of Dandelion, willingly wild and deeply exuberant, or the burnt canvases that look like reptile skin and have been given over to the arbitrary tongue of the fire.
Réau’s works spread, every second, little pieces of life; and display, between the fire and the water, the primordial elements of humanity, its questions and advancements. - Jean-Daniel Mohier October 2011