Louis CANE ”Nympheas”

Louis CANE ”Nympheas”

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art will present a solo exhibition of works by Louis CANE (1943-, Born in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer , France ).

He, who joined the artistic movement “ Support / Surface ” that flourished in France for several years from 1969, is one of the leading figures of the French contemporary artists. He focused on the surface of the canvas (=Surface) and the framework (=Support). “ What we generally see when we see pictures is no more than the surface of it, which is only the substance of oil colors on the linen clothes, ” is his theory and started to produce the works with their canvases cut out so as to expose their structures and backsides.

Whereas “ Support / Surface ” movement was being brought to its end, Louis Cane, from about 1975, started to draw semi-abstract paintings based on the traditional by Cezanne, Giotto and so on. By painting on the masterpieces of past tradition, he continued to pursue how to mix the coloring experience and the life experience.

The coloring is one inevitable and essential element of works of Louis Cane. He manipulates colors with airing and stretching, so that the outlines and aspects of them are altered in order to approach the illogicality created by the coloring delight. He says he found “the way to discover the colors hidden in the air” and his latest works are more color-conscious with inconspicuous casing (Support) such as aluminum and glass fiber.

【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. Oct 10, 2009 - Sun. Nov 22, 2009 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)