Yves Oppenheim

Abstract language invites itself in the pictural depiction close to baroque in Oppenheim paintings. A strong contrast is created between the bright, vividly coloured shapes, clearly outlined and the black curves. Texture goes from opaque to translucent and gives a mix where shapes intertwine and supperpose on the surface. The act of painting, explains Oppenheim, « is to confront physically and psychically its inconcious. The painting is not created with ideas, but with the body. It’s a work of understanding the world through the body. It is not about having ideas, but about eliminating them. » Yves Oppenheim questions the idea of image itself. The shapes composing the painting are superposed, intertwined and transparent, which leads in constructions and deconstructions. The comprehension of the work is not immediate, thought some gestures underline the painting act. What is calling the viewers attention is those gestures of cancellation, covering of the surface and repetition.

Exhibitions
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    Geneva
    Sep - Nov, 2012
  • Look

    Geneva
    Sep - Nov, 2011
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    París
    Apr - Jun, 2006