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Retrospective exhibition of Léon Wuidar opens at Rodolphe Janssen
Installation view. Courtesy the artist and rodolphe janssen, Brussels. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde photography.


BRUSSELS.- Rodolphe Janssen is presenting a retrospective exhibition of Léon Wuidar (born in Liège in August 1938) on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This is the gallery's third project with the artist after an exhibition in its space at 32 rue de Livourne during the winter of 2016 and a solo at Art Brussels in April 2017. This exhibition also comes after the retrospective organized in London at the White Cube gallery in April and June of this year.

Regularly exhibited for 60 years in Belgium and Europe, and present in many public collections in Belgium, Léon Wuidar is one of the few Belgian artists who has, throughout his life, persevered in the path of constructive or concrete abstraction.

Wuidar’s work is based on precision, discipline and humor; mixing shapes and colors to create harmonious, precise and meticulously balanced compositions. His paintings juxtapose squares, rectangles, polygons, and curves often surrounded by a double border of color and always finished by a simple wooden frame.

Léon Wuidar (born in 1938 in Liège) lives and works in Esneux, Belgium.

Recent solo exhibitions include White Cube, London (2018); Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium (2010); L’Espace du Dedans, Lille, France (2009) and Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany (2007). His work was also included in numerous group exhibitions including ‘L’abstraction géométrique belge’, Mouans-Sartoux, France (2015); ‘Abstractions géométriques belges’, BAM, Mons, Belgium (2014); ‘Un siècle d’art abstrait’, Musée René Magritte, Brussels, Belgium (2010).

His work is featured in numerous international public collections including Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Bibliothèque Albertine, Brussels, Belgium; Fernmeldetechnisches Zentralamt, Darmstadt, Germany; Dorstener Maschinenfabrik, Dorsten, Germany; and Fondation IDAC, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Musée d’Art Wallon, Liège, Belgium; Cabinet des Estampes, Liège; Musée en plein air du Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgium; Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium; Fondation Meeus, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Musée de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Belgium; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Verviers, Belgium.





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