In anticipation of an exhibition of paintings scheduled for autumn 2018, for its very first Fabienne Verdier show the gallery has chosen a group of large, brightly coloured screen-prints combined with a set of smaller black and white works. These prints, produced in her studio in Vexin and brought together for the show under the title of "Silencieuses coïncidences" ["Silent coincidences"] blend together western modernity and Chinese tradition, spontaneity, energy and controlled brushstrokes. All of these qualities are to be found in the 22 works included in the 50th anniversary edition of the Petit Robert dictionary, the creative process behind them being explained in Polyphonies (Le Robert & Albin Michel).
Fabienne Verdier was born in Paris in 1962 and graduated from the Ecole des beaux-arts in Toulouse. For more than ten years, she studied painting, aesthetics and philosophy at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, alongside the last great Chinese painting masters. She describes this experience in her book "Passagère du Silence" published by Albin Michel. From these teachings she developed a very personal expression which blends together the principles of Chinese calligraphy and modern art.
Fabienne Verdier regularly exhibits her work in Europe and Asia. She recently took part in large-scale collective exhibitions: at the Pinakothek in Munich (2017 and 2014), at the Musée Granet in Aix-enProvence (2017), the National Museum of Art in Oslo, the Folkwang museum in Essen (2016), and the Centre Pompidou de Metz (2014). Her works feature in a number of collections from the MNAM Centre Pompidou and the Musée Cernuschi in Paris, or the Fondation Hubert Looser in Zurich.
The gallery will be closed from Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2nd January inclusive.
Press release courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris.