Exposition Art Blog: 2020

Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio


 Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio (1902–1964) was an Italian painter, the formulator of Industrial Painting, and a founding member of the Situationist International. He was also a scholar of popular culture, archaeology, nomadism, and botany.
Many of Pinot-Gallizio's works were industrial paintings. Rather than a small image to be interpreted, these huge canvases were intended to cover a large area. The first of these was the cavern of anti-matter, prepared in 1957 after the formation of the SI. It was composed of 145 meter canvases which were painted by hand or with the aid of spray guns and machines using resins invented by Pinot-Gallizio himself. It was displayed at the Galerie René Drouin in 1959, draped around the gallery and sold by the meter.


Edward Clark - Abstract Painting - Color Field


 Edward Clark, also known as Ed Clark (1926 - 2019), is American abstract expressionist painter.
"Ed Clark is an American Color Field painter whose style was shaped by the years he spent in Paris in the early 1950s. As an African-American who had been raised in the segregated South, he found Paris tolerant, and the atmosphere encouraging. While there, he developed a sophisticated abstract style that was markedly influenced by the tachist painter Nicolas de Stael. His early work is remembered for his "push-broom technique," which encouraged his full physical involvement in painting. He is also noted for the monumental scale of his work, and the fact that he is one of the first painters to have used shaped canvases


Albert Bitran - Lirical Abstraction


 "Born in Instanbul, Albert Bitran studied at the Collège Saint-Michel there where he passed the French and Turkish Baccalauréats. At the age of 17, he went to Paris to study architecture but abandoned this quickly to concentrate on painting.
At the time of his first solo exhibition of his geometric works, in 1951 at the Galerie Arnaud, a meeting place for the avant-garde of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, he was only twenty years old. He participated in many events, including the first exhibition of abstract art in Caracas and “Divergences” in Paris at the Théâtre de Babylone. In 1954, he exhibited at the Galerie Denise René, with a preface by Henri-Pierre Roché who gave him access to his prestigious collection and rented him a room on the Boulevard Arago where he painted.
However, leaving geometric abstraction, Bitran turned towards an intellectual form of painting which he would continue to the end of his life. He spent long periods of time in the south of France and his first studies are related to landscape, a theme he developed until Naissance d’un Paysage, a large collage of 1956 that was included in the exhibition “L’Envolée Lyrique3” at the Musée du Luxembourg in 2006."(galerie-trocmez.fr)