The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, August 23, 2014


The golden light: Fred Torres Gallery presents the work of Olivia Boudet
These bright buildings outlines (houses, rooftops, towers, chateaux, etc.) are like the shadows of a constructivism that has sunk back into childhood, while at the same time providing an indirect but luminous reduction method for ruling the bi-partition of a surface.

By: Christian Bernard

NEW YORK, NY.- Very early on, Olivia Boudet defined the horizon of her pictorial activity by setting it in the problematic aftermath of Kazimir Malevich's final paintings.

One may recall that the landscape stands out from the plane cut by the horizon. The image then removes itself from the world in the poverty of a secular icon for which it no longer has any face other than outlined and obliterated by the rudiments of blind geometry.

In Olivia Boudet’s paintings, the face therefore points to an insurmountable crisis of painting. But if it demonstrates the scruples of an allusive image, it is only to shift the emphasis from the sober interweaving of regular surfaces.

These bright buildings outlines (houses, rooftops, towers, chateaux, etc.) are like the shadows of a constructivism that has sunk back into childhood, while at the same time providing an indirect but luminous reduction method for ruling the bi-partition of a surface.

Beneath this perfunctory, but definitely cathartic idealism, there no doubt lies a certain nostalgia of metaphysical works, from de Chirico to Morandi, and of luminous subtleties, from Agnes Martin to Robert Mangold.

But these portraits of nothing but a dividing line, these empty planes hiding no secrets, demonstrate the soothing obviousness of pure derelictions and songs without address.

Through Shapiro, then Spalletti and Kiecol, sculpture has already exploited this mute rigor, haunted by soft melancholy, where the real and its counterpart, no longer representable, are able to establish a fragile and furtive clarification.





Christian Bernard is the founder and current director of MAMCO, Geneva's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Under Bernard's direction, MAMCO, which opened in 1994, was developed in exclusive dedication to the "art of our time," emphasizing a range of contemporary art produced within the last forty years. Prior to the 1994 inauguration of MAMCO, Bernard was the director of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, also referred to as the Villa Arson. It was here at the Villa Arson, the French art museum, elite school, and research institution for contemporary art located in Nice, France, where Bernard first discovered Olivia Boudet.



Today's News

April 20, 2014

Retrospective is the first to encompass Sigmar Polke's works across all mediums

"Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction" opens at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

Dusty home town remembers writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez with plenty of rum

The Broad announces Contemporary art acquisitions; 89 works added in the past two years

Exhibition at Whatcom Museum includes famed artists Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring and more

Exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Manfred Müller opens at ROSEGALLERY

Exhibition at Raven Row brings together significant works from the sixties to the present

Invaluable and China's EpaiLive bring together art & auction markets of the East and the West

Exhibition of new works by Sherrie Levine opens at the Paula Cooper Gallery

Exhibition brings renowned quilts and exploration of color theory to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston-based artist Taylor Davis opens exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The Riverboat Collection of territorial gold offered by Heritage Auctions at CSNS

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery open exhibitions of works by Theodore Major

David Kordansky Gallery's first exhibition of work by Mary Weatherford opens in Los Angeles

Warning shots: A royal gun for sale at Bonhams

Great war commemorative sculptures at St. Paul's Cathedral by Gerry Judah

Anne Doran's first solo exhibition at Invisible-Exports opens in New York

The golden light: Fred Torres Gallery presents the work of Olivia Boudet

Artworks by Chabas, Neale will be part of Ahlers & Ogletree's June 7-8 Auction

Sarah O Donnell's first museum exhibition opens at BYU's Museum of Art

British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site