Fabienne Verdier uses space to capture the intrinsic forces of life in a perfect stroke. It is a complete dialogue through the chosen spiritual elements transcending to the material world that drives her creations. The cosmic power of existence is expanded through her art in a philosophical manner at a given instant, beyond boundaries. Verdier works vertically using gravitational forces as tools to enhance the transmission of the matter through movement, captured into a moment’s time in the essence of equilibrium. Painting with animal brushes such as horsehair or rooster feathers, her instruments funnel energy onto the work from their own living spirit. The canvas arena is occupied by incandescent colors that bring the artist back to her western sparkle and black, to the ultimate power: “the color by which all is materialized”. Ten years in China working with masters in traditional ink painting and a lifetime of inspiration through the icons of art history, have led the artist’s innate East-West spirit to be driven by the quest of oneness with the universe.Read More
Born in Paris in 1962, Verdier graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Toulouse in 1983 while studying Chinese at the Institut des Langues et Civilisation Orientales in Paris. Verdier’s solo exhibitions include the Chongqing Fine Arts Centre, China, Peking Fine Arts Centre’s international calligraphy exhibition, The French Embassy Beijing, Maison de la Chine, Paris, the Center for Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, Galerie Joyce, Palais Royal, Paris, the Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taiwan and Galerie Alice Pauli, Switzerland. Verdier has created several important private commissions as well as having works in important private and public collections such as Francois Pinault, Barbier-Mueller, the H. Looser Foundation, Centre Pompidou, and Cernuschi Museum in Paris. The artist lives and works in France.