Louis CANE “Nouvelles Oeuvres+”

Louis CANE “Nouvelles Oeuvres+”

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to announce Nouvelles Oeuvres+,a solo exhibition of works by Louis CANE (1943-, Born in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer , France ).

Since joining the artistic movement “Support / Surface” that flourished in France in the late 1960s, he has been a leading figure in French contemporary art up until now. Based on his theory; “What we generally see when we see a picture is no more than the surface of it, which is only the substance of oil on linen cloth”, he has produced works with canvases cut out so as to expose their structures and backsides, works made by repeating a pattern on a frameless canvas or on an existent printed cloth, and works of canvases that are folded after being cut and pasted. It was during the mid 70s when the “Support / Surface” movement was being brought to its end, when he started to paint semi-abstract paintings with rich color based on traditional compositions that of Cezanne and Giotto. The method “to find how to merge the experience of coloring and the experience of life” has become the principle of Louis Cane’s paintings.

Within Japan, Louis Cane’s works have been introduced at the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Ohara Museum of Art, and through various exhibitions such as the “1970s South of France-Paris Support / Surface” exhibiton which toured around five locations in Japan and the “Collection of the Pompidou, the age of ‘Support / Surface’, Nice-Paris, The Revolution of Paintings 1966-1979” held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2000. Furthermore, in 1995, the “Water Lilies and Louis Cane” exhibit, which had originally took place in the Musee de l’ Orangerie in 1994, travelled throughout four locations in Japan (under the title “Monet’s 《 Water Lilies 》 and today’s: Louis Cane”), and here many of Cane’s works which had been inspired by the impressionist artist Monet, were shown.

Louis Cane was born in 1943 in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, South of France. After graduating the Nice National Decorative Art School and the National Decorative Art School in Paris , he presented many works as the central figure in the “Support / Surface” movement which took place from the late 1960s until the beginning of the 70s. This group was formed by other artists such as Claude Viallat, Vincent Bioules and Daniel Dezeuze, whom all, based on The May 1968 events in France , challenged in creating numerous artworks by deconstructing the frameworks of traditional painting. Their works strongly impose the materialistic qualities of paintings, which gives us a similar impression to those works from the Arte Povera movement in Italy which developed around the same time, and those that of the Mono-Ha movement that happened in Japan. Today, the “Support / Surface” movement is acknowledged as one of the characteristic movements of Post-War art and its importance is valued highly.

At this exhibition we will mainly feature Louis Cane’s new pieces whicha have been created by coloring in the support of wire netting by resin, a technique he has been experimenting with over time. We are honored to present you these uniquely beautiful, fine and advanced new pieces of work and hope you will enjoy them on this occasion.

【Selected solo Exhibitions】
1969Held his first personal exhibition in Paris. (Gallery Givaudan)
1985Exhibitied at Cicago International Art Fair. Had his personal exhibition on Sculptures. ( Gallery Beaubourg)
1987'Unpublicized Works of Louis CANE' at Toulon Museum. Exhibited works created during 1977-87
1994Personal exhibition Water lilies and Luois CANE at Orangerie Museum

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
1964Submitted his work for the exhibition Venue for the Second Investigation in Nice
Exhibited in "Suport/Surface" in Paris and in Nice
Exhibited in the 7th Triennale in Paris
1973Invited to the 8th Triennale in Paris
1977Invited to the Documenta 6 in Kassel, Germany
2018School of Nice From Pop Art to Happenings ,Hong Kong
2018Monet’s Legacy , Nagoya City Art Museum, Yokohama Art Museum, Japan
【Artist Information】
Louis Cane

SessionSat. Sep 6, 2014 - Sat. Oct 4, 2014 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 [-17:00 on the last day]
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL: info@gyfa.co.jp
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)