Rémy Hysbergue

Galerie Philippe Casini

Since the ’90s, Rémy Hysbergue has painted in series. He considers a series completed once he has exhausted the possibilities of the chosen protocol, after which he either abandons or modifies it. What connects one series to the next is the underlying inquiry, which bears at once on the means and effects of painting: the exploration of color, variations on the actions of covering or unveiling, the occupation of the surface, the potential of materials. For the last two years Hysbergue has been working on panels made of Komacel, a PVC foam used in construction. It is both solid and light and provides a perfectly smooth, matte white surface that’s quite unreflective. By contrast, the colors he’s been using are iridescent: They reflect the light and react to its variations as well as to the movements of the viewer.

The series “Reflet” (Reflection), 2001, and “Peinture” (Paint), 2001, seem

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