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Thierry Chavenon, Memento Mori

Thierry Chavenon Memento Mori , 2015

View in a room Painting 57.5 x 35 x 1.2 inch Unique artwork


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Thierry Chavenon, Memento Mori
  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie JPHT
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : oil, cement

  • Themes


  • Support

    Painting on canvas without stretcher (shipped in a tube)

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    57.5 x 35 x 1.2 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

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  • About the artwork

    Cette œuvre est faite d'huile, ciment et vernis sur toile de lin.

    « J’aime la matière éclairée, et même si ce sont des mouvements rapides j’aime qu’on y perçoive une traînée puissante, quelque chose de pas endormi, des perspectives, point de lumières, des choses qui s’estompent, effacées par le temps, tellement rapidement qu’il y a un dynamisme… ». C’est Thierry Chavenon qui parle de ses tableaux, à demi-voix, avec douceur mais gravité.

    On entre dans son univers avec inquiétude comme la caméra d’Hitchcock pénètre dans une maison ou celle de Fritz Lang dans une ville : une maison ou une ville avec ses reliefs, ses intrigues, ses épaisseurs, sa force architecturale… à tâtons, on peut se cogner, à la recherche d’une lumière que l’on finit toujours par trouver. Chacune de ses toiles semble être le cadre d’une intrigue, d’un mystère à découvrir, d’un suspense qui aurait pour dénouement une sorte d’anonymat existentiel qui ouvre encore la porte vers d’autres ombres du temps. Le cinéma n’est pas loin.

    - Jean-Pierre Hassoun, Directeur de recherche CNRS

    Artwork sold in perfect condition


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Thierry Chavenon

Born in: 1966 France
Thierry Chavenon was born in 1966, he is a painter and cinema head decorator. Creation has always been his family background: his father is a draftsman in an architectural firm while his grand mother worked in the sector of opera decors. In fact, the latter registered Thierry Chavenon at the Modern Art School (ESAM). Once Chavenon graduated, he became a decorator. He began his career by being Luc Besson's intern for the movie Nikita. He then worked for prestigious film projects as head decorators for movies like « De l’autre cote du periph » by David Charhon and « En solitaire » by Christophe Offenstein.

He never gave up on cinema but began painting, as his passion to create was uncontrollable. He created works which are a true witness to artistic family values, but his profession as head decorator also influenced these works. Like in cinema, Thierry Chavenon uses light, volumes but mostly movement. "I like lit material, and despite the quick movements, I want us to perceive a strong trail, something which is dynamic, perspectives, lit spots, fading lights, erased through time, so fast that it becomes dynamic...." explains the artist. This universe is portrayed in black and white, its gestures reveals action painting, where subtlety is combined with suggestion to trigger expectation along with mystery.
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