Georges Mathieu

Selected works

The self-proclaimed founder of lyrical abstraction, Georges Mathieu shot to fame in the 1950s and 1970s before finding himself into purgatory until his death in 2012. Pioneering a form of gestural abstraction that was close to performance, Georges Mathieu, famed-provocateur, with his dazzling brilliance, developed a form of painting where speed and spontaneity is key. Sometimes working in front of the cameras, his work exhibited throughout the world, he was famed for his large-scale formats where the unadulterated paint spurts from the tube. He brought a new brand of freedom to the creative gesture and gave birth to a brand new style, somewhere between esoteric sign, calligraphy and raw energy. The titles, often steeped in historical, musical and geographical references, add a poetic quality, both sophisticated and offbeat.

ArtPress - octobre 2018
Charles-Arthur Boyer - Georges Mathieu - PDF of the news
Le Figaro - septembre 2018
Béatrice de Rochebouët - Georges Mathieu entame sa renaissance - PDF of the news
La Gazette Drouot - septembre 2018
Céline Piettre - Georges Mathieu: les années 1960-1970 - PDF of the news
Artnet - septembre 2018
- Meet the enigmatic French painter that inspired Daniel Templon to become a gallerist - PDF of the news
L'Hebdo du Quotidien de l'Art - septembre 2018
Marine Vazzoler - Georges Mathieu, un marché inégal mais prometteur - PDF of the news
Connaissance des arts - septembre 2018
- Le grand retour de Georges Mathieu - PDF of the news

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