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Francis Baudevin

Swiss, b. 1964

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Francis Baudevin

Swiss, b. 1964

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For Francis Baudevin, his work is an exploration of the “iconophobic” nature of Swiss design and visual culture, revealed in the hard-edged aesthetic of the pharmaceutical products, record albums, and corporate logos that he appropriates and exaggerates in his paintings. Drawing on his training as a graphic designer, Baudevin reverses the traditional notion of art influencing design. He cites a range of artistic influences, from Piet Mondrian, to Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, to Swiss Concretists Richard Paul Lohse and Max Bill, sharing with the latter two a particular interest in the intersection between “fine art” and graphic design.

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For Francis Baudevin, his work is an exploration of the “iconophobic” nature of Swiss design and visual culture, revealed in the hard-edged aesthetic of the pharmaceutical products, record albums, and corporate logos that he appropriates and exaggerates in his paintings. Drawing on his training as a graphic designer, Baudevin reverses the traditional notion of art influencing design. He cites a range of artistic influences, from Piet Mondrian, to Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, to Swiss Concretists Richard Paul Lohse and Max Bill, sharing with the latter two a particular interest in the intersection between “fine art” and graphic design.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Performa
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