COLLECTION: Color Drops / Louis CANE

COLLECTION: Color Drops / Louis CANE

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Louis CANE (1943-, Born in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France) from our collection.

Cane participated in an art movement, “Support/Surface” that took place in France at the end of the 1960s and continues to be one of the leading figures of contemporary art in France to the present day. He focuses on the surface of the canvas (=Surface) and the framework (=Support). Based on his theory, “What we generally see when we see pictures is no more than the surface of it which is just an object painted with oil on linen,” Cane started to produce works with canvases cut out in order to expose their structures and backsides.

In the mid-1970s, when the “Support/Surface” movement came to an end, Cane started creating colorful semi-abstract paintings derived from compositions of traditional and abstract works by Giotto, Cézanne, Monet, and others. His methodology of “integrating the experience on color and the experience in life into one” became one of the guiding principles of Louis Cane’s subsequent paintings.

In 1994, the exhibition “Waterlilies and Louis Cane” (Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris) featured his works inspired by impressionist painter Claude Monet’s waterlilies series. In his exploration of a method to recognize color as “existence,” referring to Monet’s innovative expression that showed the way toward abstraction, Cane presented new possibilities in the history of painting by applying colors with resin to aluminum and fiberglass nets, which had not been used as materials in painting before.

This exhibition showcases Cane’s innovative works that go beyond water lilies from the Gallery Yamaki Fine Art collection. We hope you will enjoy viewing his unique practice conveyed in light, fresh colors.

【Selected solo Exhibitions】
1994Personal exhibition Water lilies and Luois CANE at Orangerie Museum
2007Exhibition, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art (Kobe)
2007Exhibition, Gallery Beaubourg, Paris
2008Exhibition, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art (Kobe)
2008Exhibition, Gallery Beaubourg, Paris

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2018School of Nice From Pop Art to Happenings ,Hong Kong
2018Monet’s Legacy , Nagoya City Art Museum, Yokohama Art Museum, Japan
1997Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje (Macedonia)
2000São Paulo Museum of Modern Art(Brazil)
2002CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux (France)
2004Work of Louis Cane (La Manse, France)
2004Reputation, Gallery 14 (Paris)
2004Work Exhibition, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
2004Work Exhibition, Gallery Carnot, Avignon (France)
2004Birth II, Works exhibition, Gallery 14 (Paris)
2005The Way of the Cross, Ofena Commune (Italy)
2005Sculpture and Abstract Painting, Seoul (Korea)
2006Work: (Gallery Amini Art Monaco) Museum of Castle Grimaldi
2022Mori no Iro, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art (Kobe)
2022Art Collaboration Kyoto 2022, Booth: Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kyoto
2024Group Exhibition: Relief to Three Dimensional
【Artist Information】
Louis Cane

SessionThu. Jun 1, 2023 - Sat. Jul 1, 2023 Closed on Sundays and Mondays and Tuesdays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00 [-17:00 on the last day]
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
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