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Auriol Philippe | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Auriol Philippe | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Auriol Philippe

  • France
  • Painter
I had never seen a reverse painting on glass. I received a sort of dazzling, the luminous side of the color, the transparency, the simplicity while the painting was tiny.
Wanting to practice working with light, Philippe Auriol decided to work with colour and shapes on Plexiglas very early on, multiplying the effects of mirrors, glimmers and textures. A trained engraver, the artist works on the image by following a process which goes from engraving wood and copper, to screen printing and then onto to acrylic painting. But it is the possibility of working on the inversed image that interests the painter the most and allows him to integrate the element of chance into his work that crystallises all creation: the brightness of the colours, the unveiled suppleness and harmony of their nuances which suggest a gesture that is simultaneously intuitive, proven and felt.
Inspired by the visual efficiency and aesthetics of pop art and by trailblazing artists, such as the painter Rauschenberg, Philippe Auriol wants to work in the space between the realms of art and life. In a process of collage and recomposition, he uses images that have been found and then reworked. By multiplying the coats of acrylic paint, adding, scraping off, engraving them to permeate them with traces of movement, he tends to alter our connection with the image. "By working on the back of the sheet, I don't know how the image will turn out. At times I lift up the sheet to see the effect that I've produced, and I discover this confrontation between transparency and opacity, traces, disappearances and the troubling depth which transports me to other spaces."
  • 2019
    Participation in the tarot creation collective project
    2019, France
  • 2012
    Participation in the
    Cadaqués, Spain
  • 2009
    Participation in the
    Museum of Saint-Maur, France
  • 2005
    First personal exhibition at theCafé Signes
    Paris, France
  • 1957
    Birth
    Paris, France
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