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Menant Alain | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Menant Alain | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Menant Alain

  • France
  • Painter
In painting, everything must be strength, calm, light, language and silence, tumult and purity at the same time.
Outside, the party is in full swing. It was the era of the contemporary art festival that invaded the entire city with its music and exhibitions. Alain Menant, then 15 years old, speeds on his bike: "I put my bike down and turned around: the basin and the boats behind my back, in front of me under the arcades an illuminated display case with two or three large paintings". The world of Alain is at a turning point at this moment, and he understands that he cannot do without art. With all of his strengths, Alain Menant attempts to dilute the forms and contours in order to give priority to abstraction and to produce "works which contain instinct as much as the reasoned search for the beautiful and the respect of the ancient who were there before language existed."
Tending towards a form of abstraction nowadays, Alain Menant's painting is entirely devoted to the idea, to feelings, to sensations. "The paintings that come from my hands impose themselves on me most often," confirms the painter. His compositions, mixing acrylics and oils, thus make the materials and the colours swirl with paintbrushes, brushes and knives. Also varying formats and supports such as canvas, wood, paper or fabric, the artist always works on several paintings at the same time, taking advantage of the exchanges between the emotions present, and allowing himself to be fed by a richer range of sensations and visions elicited. The boats, the sailboats, the seascape, everything that floats and goes on the water makes up his primary source of inspiration.
  • 2017
    Exhibition at the Carré d'artistes gallery
    Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2015
    Exhibition at the Creative gallery and public painting
    Tauranga , New Zealand
  • 2000
    First exhibition at Le Chevalet d’Art Gallery
    Nouméa, New Caledonia
  • 1949
    Birth
    Saint-Georges de Didonne, France
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