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Louis Cane. Exhibition

45 min visit

Ceysson & Bénétière
29 Oct → 12 Dec 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday.

« To sum up 60 years of career in a few works, it's possible! »

Abstract, kitsch, minimal... Louis Cane's work is very varied! His radical changes of style during his career make his production a unique and ambivalent creation. For his new solo show at the Ceysson & Bénétière gallery, Louis Cane surprises us with a bronze sculpture of a naked woman, arms along her body and straight as a post. Her grandeur and posture are reminiscent of the sculptures of the goddesses and Amazons of Antiquity. Seen like this, it is not a very original subject... A naked woman in sculpture is déjà vu! But it is precisely this revival of a classic theme from the history of art that is innovative: Louis Cane removes all the artifice added over the centuries to return to the origin of the nude woman in art. Moreover, this is a theme that the artist has already dealt with during his career, particularly in his abstract paintings. The nude woman is available in a variety of media and is both the classic model in art and that of Louis Cane. "I don't try to play originality in these works. On the contrary, I seize the register of the classical brush, which gives a different result each time. The brushstroke is like the meaning in writing and each gesture can be polished or let go. I like when the strokes are a little incongruous or almost barbaric, but mine remain in the end quite polished... ». It is a work around the material and the support that Louis Cane has been working with for about twenty years. With its bronze sculpture and resin paintings, the Ceysson & Bénétière gallery presents the Frenchman's work (almost) in its entirety through a corpus of meticulously chosen works.


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