Nature morte aux Tournesols, 2020

by Manu Rich

Painting : mixed media 39.4 x 39.4 x 2.4 inch

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Painting: mixed media

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39.4 x 39.4 x 2.4 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: France

Manu Rich moved to Denmark in the 90s where he taught drawing and devoted himself to book illustration. Taking a liking to painting, he felt an attraction for the figure and the gesture which made him approach the German neo-fauvist currents and Bad painting. Back in France, the following decade, his painting reorganized. Scrapping with a more complex pictorial material, the increasingly stylized figure disembodies. “He uses abstraction to substitute one figuration for another,” he says.

Today, he draws a plastic effect from the confrontation between acrylic and oil. Sometimes thick and shiny, fluid and transparent, his pictorial material is a grimoire in which he imprints fragments of glaucous and threatening skies, fragments of landscapes of ruins, snippets of events, fragments of places and people and the particles poems that capture his mind. It is a painting of the passage, of the crossing between the mind of the artist and his outside world, restored "through the sound fog of everyday life".
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Manu Rich

Manu Rich

France  • 1962

Manu Rich is a visual artist born in 1962, he lives and works in Paris,

He started painting in Denmark in 1994 after studying at the graphic arts school in Paris, he is registered with the Maison des Artistes n ° R642018;

Recognized artist on the Art market, he exhibits in various galleries and salons from the Point Rouge and Pascaline Mulliez Galleries in Paris to Beijing at the National Gallery of Fine Arts Guoyiart Museum, he also participates on several occasions at the Salon des New realities.

"I paint rivers, streams, oceans, from my memory, like a surging tide, a screaming, continuous cry, speaking of you, of me, of our relationship with the world, seen through the sound fog of our Since 2015, I have integrated personal memories of the 80s around Berlin, marked by references to the Second World War, linked to the memory of our fathers, of our grandfathers who lived the horrors of the two wars, in look of the times today. "

Manu Rich is an abstract painter, obviously expressionist but whose recurring themes bring him closer to the great artists of the memory of the great conflicts of the 20th century from Anselm Kieffer to Gerhard Richter.

He paints ruins, beaches, oceans, transparencies and mists because everything blurs in this work which acts like a cathartic image, witness to the collective memory of a painful time past but so close ...

Raw material, thick, shiny or black exults "the black that awaits you like a familiar night" (Sébastien Doubinsky, writer for Actes Sud Gallimard about the work of Manu Rich)

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