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Lemonnier | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Lemonnier  | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
As Hippolyte Taine said: We travel to change not of place but of ideas.
François-Régis Lemonnier’s paintings explore man and his environment. In his paintings, tiny characters float in large spaces, move about and meet each other, trying their own condition, solitude, joy, poverty, solidarity and oversight. Their tiny size highlights their great humility: man and his destiny, singular, happy or dramatic, in a world of constant change.\n\nFar from representation and realism, François-Régis Lemonnier’s paintings rise above and form open windows on the world, an immense world, swallowing an increasingly small, almost invisible man. These journeys to the centre of the universe are also journeys to our inner self, the deepest part of our inner being, where body and form disappear to leave space for the dissipation of the mind.
Using raw materials, sand, Sienna, oxidised zinc, gold or lead leaf, as well as tinted areas with oil and acrylic paints in his works, the artist François-Régis Lemonnier invents a space made of points, pure lines and geometric forms for man, in which he has to find his place. His practice is above all else a look at man, each little silhouette able to represent a cultural, geographic, mythological or historical symbol in the painter’s imagination. Whether he places man in the marine world with his Saint-Malo origins or in a mountainous or urban landscape, the painter’s reflection tends towards the universality of the place of man in his environment.
  • 2015
    Group exhibition
    Galerie Bernice in Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014
    Participation in the Bastille Contemporary Art Market
    Paris, France
  • 2009
    François Pinault Foundation
    Paris, France
  • 2009
    Saint-Malo, France
  • 2002
    Solo exhibition
    Centre Culturel Salvador Allende in Saint-Malo, France
(203 Artworks)

203 Artworks

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