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】
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

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)