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Since the Saint Petersbourg suprematism in 1915, Piet Mondrian's neoplastic experimentations, Paris geometric abstraction and American minimalism, geometry contributes to questioning pictorial space. This trend in contemporary art praises two contradictory approaches: the disappearance of personal style assimilated to sentimentalism, and, on the contrary, its preservation. Geometry can be associated with flat surfaces and, this case, the material of paint remains essential (Yo Marchand, born in Montluçon, Gordon Hopkins born in Boston in 1965, Françoise Danel, born in Lille in 1960). This is the approach of artists such as John Hutton (born in London in 1948), Didier Hoffman (born in 1956) and the young Matthew Feyld (born in 1985). Photograpger Richard Caldicott for example, captures light and the interactions between pure color and neon lights, as Etienne Rey make space, objects and light interact. The common denominator of those artworks is minimalism, and the attention paid to colors and lighting.
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Françoise Danel, #14, Painting

Françoise Danel

#14, 2015
51.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Didier Hoffmann, Lévitation, Painting

Didier Hoffmann

Lévitation, 2013
38.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch