Black is elegance, a color that does not confess its name, a nothing that dresses, but a whole that remains timeless, a tint of origin.
A non-colour, the addition of other colours, which reveals light, identifies shapes and contrasts colours. Many artists have tried the exercise of black, some because they found purity and simplicity in it, others because it allowed them to get to the point, and to quote Matisse: black is a color in itself, which sums up and consumes all the others.
Each artist declines it in his own way, Charles Bézie enumerates it while Aurelie Nemours sublimates it touch by touch. Jean-François Dubreuil photographs it and Ode Bertrand transcends it. Henri Prosi puts it back and recomposes it, Yves Popet makes it velvety. Moon-Pil Shim tears it and locks it up, Jean Leppien sculpts it and confronts it. Hans-Jörg Glattfelder puts it into perspective and Jean-Gabriel Coignet gives it allure. Geneviève Claisse makes it elegant, while Jean-Michel Gasquet makes it present. Gottfried Honegger highlights it, while Renaud Jacquier-Stajnowicz brings it into the movement. Andreas Brandt statues him and Victor Vasarely kineticizes him.
Here is a quick snapshot of the works of all these artists presented in the exhibition, so black is an almost carnal visual adventure, but it is also the feeling of an absolute.
Black suits you so well. Featuring : Ode Bertrand, Charles Bézie, Andreas Brandt, Geneviève Claisse, Jean-Gabriel Coignet, Jean-François Dubreuil, Jean-Michel Gasquet, Hans-Jörg Glattfelder, Gottfried Honegger, Reanud Jacquier Stajnowicz, Jean Leppien, Aurelie Nemours, Yves Popet, Henri Prosi, Moon-Pil Shim et Victor Vasarely