Oil-painted vinyl canvas stretched over a 3D structured frame.
Signed and dated 1991 on the back.
Provenance: Galerie Françoise Tournié, Paris.
- Artist / Designer:Jean-Claude Faucon (Bruxelles 1936 - 2006)
- Signature:Signed "J-C FAUCON - Saint Cirq Lapopie 1991"
- Period:20th Century / 1991
- Dimensions (H x W x D):100 x 100 x 20 cm
- Weight:5 Kg
- Style:Abstract, Constructed, Concret, Optic Art
- Materials:Wood / Vinyl
- Belgium Delivery:50€
- Worldwide Delivery:On request
Jean-Claude Faucon (Brussels 1939 - 2006), Belgian abstract artist, painter and sculptor, belongs to the Madi movement.
He grew up following the example of his grandfather, who graduated from Arts et Métiers and drew plans for renowned architects, including Horta, the leader of Art Nouveau in Belgium. He entered the Beaux-Arts in Brussels at the age of 16, then continued his training at Saint-Luc.
He was strongly influenced by Italian Futurism, particularly Balla, and by the geometric abstraction of the De Stijl movement (Mondrian, Théo van Doesberg). His concept of abstraction also owes much to his encounters with Le Corbusier, during his holidays in Menton.
Madí is an artistic movement launched in 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Carmelo Arden-Quin, Rhod Rothfuss and Gyula Kosice through the creation of a group called "Art concret-Invention". A new form of geometric art, MADI rejected the extreme orthogonality of the art of its contemporaries and opened itself up to supports of all shapes, to polygonal and mobile paintings, advocating the freedom to use new materials, to invent new forms which, through their eccentricity, would change the relationship of the work to the wall, to make use of the achievements of technique by introducing mobility into mural and sculptural works. Abstract, concert, constructed, optical art...
Madi painting: Colour and two-dimensionality, polygonal flat structure, curved, concave or convex surface. Articulated, removable planes, with linear, gyratory or translational movements.
Madi sculpture: Three-dimensional with a temporal value, solids with empty spaces and articulated, rotational or translational movements. Crystal, plastic, steel wire...".
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