André Valensi

 ( 1947, Paris, France, 1999, Lomé, Togo)

André Valensi (1947-1999) died in Lomé, Togo, destitute and alone. His Objets d'analyse, which are simple cords, ladders or nets, are made by braiding and knotting various ropes painted in yellow, orange and blue. He cut forms from corrugated cardboard and linked with a single cord, or simply piled them up. Some of these objects can be read as symbolic materials, charged with the artist's experience. The square canvases, assembled from pieces of cloth that are sewn together by stitches which deliminate a square motif at the center of the canvas. Then they are dipped in carbonyl. They show one way that painting after Malevitch can continue to address modernity.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Jacques Lepage. Dossier Supports/Surfaces, Paris
December 19, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976, Offsite
February 01 - April 21, 2019

Tribute to Vicky Rémy, Offsite
July 13 - July 14, 2019


Group Shows

2019
Back To Simple Radical Gestures - The Supports/Surfaces Movement: Within And Around, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan, USA

1991
Supports/Surfaces, Musée d'Art moderne, Saint-Étienne, France

1990
Le Bel Âge- Supports/Surfaces, Chambord, France

1977
L'Avant-Garde 1960-1976: trois villes, trois collections, Saint-Étienne, France

1975
Dolla, Isnard, Jaccard, Pincemin, Saytour, Valensi, Viallat- Peintures sans châssis, Centre national d'Art contemporain, Paris, France

1974
Nouvelle Peinture en France- Pratiques/Théories, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint-Étienne, France

1971
Supports/Surfaces, Art et Prospective, Cité universitaire, théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris, France

1970
Travaux de Dezeuze, Pagès, Saytour, Valensi, Viallat, Foyer International d'Accueil de la Ville, Paris, France
Support-Surface, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville, ARC, Paris, France

Supports/Surfaces au delà de la peinture

Connaissance des arts - Jean-François Lasnier

November 23, 2017


Déconstruire disent-ils

Les Inrockuptibles - Ingrid Luquet-Gad

October 25, 2017