Frederic Duquet is a French artist born in 1965. It is his uncle, an artist, who will transmit him this taste for art. His design studies at the Ecole des Mines did not divert him from his love for painting, which became his outlet. He continued his practice discreetly in parallel with his professional career in industry. When discovering the artist and his paintings, the words of Oscar Wilde make perfect sense to the Charron gallery:
“Art is always more abstract than we imagine. Form and colour speak to us of form and colour, that is all. It often seems to me that the artworks hides the artist much more than it reveals him.” Oscar Wilde
His inspiration comes from his life spent between Cologne, Basel and Brussels and his frequent visits to galleries and museums of modern and contemporary art. His artworks can be compared to the work of Rothko, De Kooning or Rauschenberg. Between colourist and abstract expressionist, Duquet proposes a superposition of forms and colours, his work is devoid of any form of figurative representation, which leaves our own imagination free to read and interpret his ARTWORKS. An assembly of squares and rectangles that pile up like a construction set for children, with great stability.Discover
Born in 1983 in Thessaloniki, Greece, Cornelia Komili now lives and works in France. After a master’s degree in museology obtained in Lyon in 2009, she started her career as a painter. Since then, she has exhibited her work in galleries and participated in several contemporary art events such as the ST’ART fair in Strasbourg and Art Up! in Lille. She draws her inspiration from the work of De Chirico and Jean-Marc Bustamante. Komili offers us urban landscapes imbued with realism, which take us to the border between the stolen shot and the painting. She does not invent any place, she invites herself in the streets, the alleys but also in the heart of building sites or abandoned quarries to work like a documentarist, in the survey of architecture. This gives rise to landscapes devoid of human figures but powerful in light and color, which are neither still-lifes, not still alive, but something much more moribund.
“Far from being the alienating landscape that most people believe it to be, the technological landscape offers the possibilities of peace, a kind of union with the whole. “J. G. Ballard
Immeuble à Villeurbanne, is an oil on canvas measuring 130 x 162 cm. Painted in 2021, it is one of his last works. It shows us the façade of a building deserted for a few minutes by its inhabitants, leaving their traces, still warm. A play of color, shadow and light unfolds on the facade of a building that looks like one of Corbusier’s radiant cities. Whether it is Immeuble à Villeurbanne, Lieu 3, Chantier 2 or Lotissement 2, Komili’s painting offers us real windows on the outside world. Spaces of escape that let us plunge into deep contemplation. Reassuring paintings, with bright colors, that let us dream of the outside world, which then becomes mysterious under his brush.Discover art works of the artist