François Bruetschy

Born in 1938 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Strasbourg in 1938, François Bruetschy grew up in Mulhouse. He lives in La Garde Adhemar, a dreamlike oasis near Montelimar. He went to the Ecole Municipale des Beaux Arts. In 1958, he went to Paris to improve his art, especially at the Atelier de la Grande Chaumière. In 1959, he was admitted at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers d’Art, in the technical section of construction and interior decoration. He stayed there until 1962. From 1963 until 1992, he worked in an architect office.

François Bruetschy, originally from Alsace, mainly known for graphic designing, began with drawing and acquired a taste for shapes. He became interested by color due to his love for music: world music, jazz, classic...But when he begins a new painting, "it's in complete silence. It's only after I have finished working that I play some music...It's very interesting to listen to silence, in fact it's a luxury".

The transition from figurative to non-figurative took place through a collage. At the beginning, due to his profession in architecture, he expressed anger in his paintings while he denounced mistakes. "I built buildings, public housing and I wasn't enthusiastic about the system and the construction mistakes. At the start, when I was in front of my paintings, I unleashed my nervousness, my holler"!.

Then there was peace, François Bruetschy created his own language "in this freedom of research and aesthetic perfection', language creates abstract, poetic and fragmented landscapes, "My paintings are designed like territories in which I offer a certain flow'. Today, François Bruetschy is an intellectual painter more than ever, however he is more committed to the idea of hope.





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EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED SHOWS

2013
Espace d’Art Contemporain André Malraux, Colmar

2011
Eric Linard Galerie, La Garde-Adhémar Edition d’un catalogue

2009 Galerie Chantal Bamberger, Strasbourg
Galerie Tristan, Issy lès Moulineaux
Galerie Callu Merite, Issy lès Moulineaux

2007
Pariétales, Galerie Rémy Bucciali, Colmar

2006
Atelier de l’escalier, Brumath
Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunis

2005
Eric Linard galerie, La Garde-Adhémar, in the mood

2003
Cloître Saint Louis, Avignon
FIAC Paris, Eric Linard Galerie, La Garde-Adhémar

2002
Eric Linard Galerie, La Garde-Adhémar

2001
Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur Maison des Artistes, D-Chemnitz

1999
La Galerie du Pontgirard, Monceaux-au-Perche, France.
Saarlandische Kunstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Allemagne.

1998
Centre d’Art Le Revest, France.

1997
Galerie Regio, March-Hugstetten, Freiburg, Allemagne.
Galerie Eric Linard, La Garde-Adhémar, France.

1996
Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain, Altkirch, France.
Galerie Callu Merite, Paris.
Galerie Bassler, Freiburg, Allemagne.
Consulat Général de France, Shanghai, Chine.
Centre d’Art Passages, Troyes, France.

1994
Galerie Pagès, Baden-Baden, Allemagne. Edition d’un catalogue.
Galerie Eric Linard, Strasbourg, France.


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

1997
Achat du FRAC Alsace, France.

1990
Ambassade de France, Malabo, Guinée Equatoriale.

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