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Frédéric Prat

Born in 1966 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Frédéric Prat is a French abstract painter born in 1966. His work is strictly non-figurative. He lives and works in Paris (France). Frédéric Prat received his diploma from the Paris Beaux-Arts School in 1991. He studied with French artists Joel Kermarrec, Toni Grand and Claude Viallat.

In 2005, Prat evolved from oil painting to acrylic, which he has used exclusively since then. Prat paints on canvas (often of a fairly large size) or paper.

Colour and material are the main subject matter of Prat’s painting. He voluntarily excludes any recognisable forms from his work. In this respect, it is difficult to not mention Prat’s close relationship with Support-Surface, a French artistic movement from the 70’s who’s members claimed that «the purpose of a painting is the painting itself, and artworks only refers to themselves, not to anything external such as the artist’s personality, his life, or art history».

Indeed, Prat studied with one of Support-Surface most prominent member, Claude Viallat. However, Prat’s main source of inspiration and favourite painters are abstract expressionists such as Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Willem de Kooning, as well as other American artists such as Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Hans Hoffman and Robert Ryman. "Those who, by their propositions, are in search of truth in painting and who consequently historically inscribe abstraction and painting as an object". (Frédéric Prat)

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2013
Uhn Gallery, Frankfurt

2012
Le Carré noir, Centre d’art contemporain, Bonneval, France

2009
Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris

2008
MUDAM, Luxembourg (Musée d’Art Contemporain Grand Duc Jean)

2006
Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2015
Karlsruhe Artfair, La Fabrique de la Cendronne

2014
ART&ME, MUDAM, Luxembourg (Musée d’Art Contemporain Grand-Duc Jean)
Autour du dessin, Galerie Djeziri-Bonn , Paris

2013
INCOGNITO, SMMoA (Santa Monica Museum of Art), California

2012
La ligne passée, Galerie Ceysson, Luxembourg
Les Détours de l’abstraction, MUDAM, Luxembourg
INCOGNITO, SMMoA (Santa Monica Museum of Art), California

2008
FIAC 2008, Paris, Galerie Frédéric Giroux
ARTBRUSSELS 08, Galerie Frédéric Giroux

2006
FIAC 06, Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris

2005
FIAC, galerie Frédéric Giroux.

2004
“ OU ”, Lieu d’exposition pour l’art actuel, Marseille, France

2003
FIAC, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
ARTBRUSSELS, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

2002
Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

2001
Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

1999
L’ABSTRACTION ET SES TERRITOIRES, le “19”, Centre Régional d’ Art Contemporain, Montbéliard, France
“ÉVENTAIRES”, Heartless, Paris

1998
“CARTE BLANCHE”, Dûsseldorf
LES SAISONS, galerie Éric Dupont, Paris

1997
Atelier, Montreuil, France

1996
Atelier, Montreuil, France

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