Heroic gestures expand on and out of the image surfaces by French artist Fabienne Verdier in a grand grace defying all limits. The act of painting becomes a meditation where the painting instrument’s scope and scale demands a new perspective and awareness of the brush stroke. When a gesture commands three times the size of the human figure, a new correlation and comparison emerges between the painted marking and the human body. The scale of the brush strokes call to mind land masses as seen from an aerial perspective amidst a tranquil ocean.
Portrait de Fabienne Verdier Portrait de Fabienne Verdier, 2007. Photograph of Dolorès Marat
• Born in Paris.
• Graduated from Ecole des Beaux-arts de Toulouse.
• Awarded a post-graduate scholarship at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China.
• Studied painting, aesthetics and philosophy at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with some of the last great traditional masters.
• Publication of Passagère du silence (Passenger of Silence), (Albin Michel, Paris) — a memoir of her years of apprenticeship with Master Huang Yuan.2016 Patrick Derom Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
2016 Waddington Custot Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2015 Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2014 City Hall, Hong Kong, China. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
2013 Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France.
2013 Patrick Derom Gallery, Bruges, Belgium.
2013 Erasmus Museum, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
2013 Memling Museum, Bruges, Belgium. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
2013 Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium. Curated by Daniel Abadie.