Yannick FOURnIE

www.yannickfournie.com

12/12/2016 - 01/08/2017

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Fournié’s large, colorful works are extremely expressive and many of his subjects confront the viewer face-on, forcing them to question not only the identity of the subject but consider questions about their own identity and role in society. However, it is not only the unusual content that sets his work apart; his painterly technique and mastery over the human figure add to the power of his paintings.

 

“In a little Mexican town,  as a good tourist, I have been the evening spectator of a wrestlingmatch with bodybuilders “ luchadores” , flowing, shouting out, making the show in their costume behind their multicolored mask.

 

The day after , in a local supermarket, I found myself face to face with one of the two Wrestlers that I had seen the day before. This meeting seemed to me surrealist because this one who was dressed in normal clothes similar to mine, still wore his wrestling mask of the previous day. He was shopping ,as me,  with in his shopping bag all the trite things of any person.The localfans were enthused around him in the store shelves,  asking him for autographs and photos close to him. The magic of the mask still always operated, and the toilet paper in his shopping bag didn’t hurt not at all hisprestige and his fame. He was a great local hero. "

 

The creating work around Mexican Wrestling masks arose from this unexpected meeting, from this contrast between ordinary individual with the extraordinary and popular symbol .Without beingaMexican wrestling fan, Yannick Fournié usethose masks as graphic and coloredmetaphor : Mask arethe representation of the individual in the society. In his paintings , the artist puts a mask in everyday lifeacts , and submit us a reflection:

 

What mask do we put on to exist or to be recognized in our society?

Does it allowto hide what we really are or to bring to light us a little more?

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 /September / Serenity" / CYNDO HOTEL PALACE   / BORDEAUX / FRANCE

2015 /JULY - AUGUST / "IMMERSION" / COUR INTERIEURE GALLERY/ BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2015 /JUNE/ "INCOGNITO" / BERTRAND DELACROIX GALLERY/ NEW YORK / USA

2014 / JUNE - AUGUST/ GALERIE CHAT NOIR CHAT / BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2013 / DÉCEMBER / "ONLY GOD FORGIVE" / D'D GALERIE / BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2013 / NOVEMBER / "FULL" / GALERIE BARROU PLANQUART / PARIS / FRANCE

2013 / SEPTEMBER / “INCOGNITO ” / GALERIE E-DESIGN /BORDEAUX / FRANCE

2013 /AUGUST / INCOGNITO” / GALERIE TAFFERNABERRY / BIDART / FRANCE

2013 / JUNE / “SOCIAL CODES” / GALERIE GÉRALDINE BANIER / PARIS / FRANCE

2013 / FEBRUARY-APRIL / “NEVER SEEN” / DD GALERIE / BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2013 / FÉVBRUARY- MARCH / INCOGNITO" / GALERIE CHRISTINE CLAVÈRE / TOULOUSE / FRANCE

2013 / MARCH / INSTALLATION SOIRÉE BMW - MINI PACEMAN / BAYONNE / FRANCE

2012 / DÉCEMBER / "COMIC ME,I’M FAMOUS" / L'ATABAL / BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2012 / JULY / "COPS ARE” / GALERIE GÉRALDINE BANIER / PARIS / FRANCE

2012 / JULY -AUGUST / "APNEA" / CASINO BARRIÈRE / BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2012 / JUNE / "INSIDIOUS" / GALERIE LA SALLE D'ATTENTE / BIARRITZ / FRANCE

2012 / JUNE / "COPS ARE..." INSTALLATION/ TOUR SAINT NICOLAS / LA ROCHELLE / FRANCE

 

GROUP SHOWS

2016 / March/ “Real truth”  / XUN ART GALLERY   / PEKIN / CHINA

2016 / February/ "Masques " / TWENTY TWO GALLERY/ LYON / FRANCE

2015 / December   / "Winter Tour " / 104 KLEBERGALLERY/ PARIS/ FRANCE

2015 / JULY - AUGUST/ "Summer Collective " / BERTRAND DELACROIX GALLERY / NEW YORK / USA

2015 / APRIL - MAY /Art Residency / BROOKLYN / NEW YORK / USA

2014 / SEPTEMBER / GALERIE ALAIN DAUDET / TOULOUSE / FRANCE

2014 /MAY/ GALERIE TAFFERNABERRY / BIDART / FRANCE

2014 / MARCH / “BUTTERFLY EFFECT” / GALERIE GÉRALDINE BANIER / PARIS /FRANCE

2013 / OCTOBER/ “LES MONDES PERDUS” / GALERIE GÉRALDINE BANIER PARIS / FRANCE

2013 / APRIL/ GALERIE MUNICIPALE LA ROTONDE / SAINT JEAN DE LUZ / FRANCE`

2012 / APRIL / FONDATION LARALDEA / SAINT PEE SUR NIVELLE / FRANCE

2013 / FÉBRUARY / "ROSE ME TENDER / GALERIE GÉRALDINE BANIER / PARIS / FRANCE

2012 / DÉCEMBER / FONDATION LARALDEA / SAINT PEE SUR NIVELLE / FRANCE

2012 / JUNE / HOTEL DE L'INDUSTRIE / PARIS / FRANCE

2012 / MARCH / ARTOULOUSE / TOULOUSE / FRANCE

 

ART FAIRS

2016 / OCTOBER / ART UP ROUEN (MAXANART GALLERY) / FRANCE

2015 / OCTOBER / ART TORONTO ART FAIR (VAN DER PLANKEN GALLERY) / CANADA

2014 / OCTOBER / ART TORONTO ART FAIR (VAN DER PLANKEN GALLERY) / CANADA

2014 / MARCH / ART PARIS ART FAIR (GERALDINE BANIER GALLERY) / FRANCE

2013 / NOVEMBER / SALON ST’ART STRASBOURG (BARROU PLANQUART GALLERY) / FRANCE

2013 / OCTOBER / AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK (BARROU PLANQUART GALLERY) / USA

2013 / OCTOBER/ SALON DES ANTIQUAIRES ET DE L’ART CONTEMPORAIN / BORDEAUX / FRANCE

2013 / JUNE / ART BASEL ART FAIR (BARROU PLANQUART GALLERY) / SWITZERLAND

2012 / NOVEMBER / AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMBOURG ( GAUDI GALLERY ) / GERMANY

2012 / NOVEMBER /ST-ART STRASBOURG ( GAUDI GALLERY ) / FRANCE