Francois Boué

Galerie Crouselhussenot

Francois Boué is a young French artist who has lived and worked mostly abroad. His interest in cultural variance has brought him to a peculiar type of work independent of national characteristics as they prevail for most of his contemporaries. It does not take place in a specific artistic medium (painting, sculpture, etc.) but attempts a personal synthesis of various artistic, stylistic, and cultural elements, arranging confrontations between their differences and making apparent the discontinuities in their physical and mental space. This systematic, coherent approach to cultural discontinuity easily finds its place in the project of Modern art.

Formally the works are presented as pieces of canvas cut in figurative shapes (car, mountain, baby, etc.), sewn on iron grids, and painted on both sides. The fronts are flat, painterly elements which comment on the shapes of the pieces, transforming

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