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Valerie Jaudon

American, b. 1945

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Valerie Jaudon

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American, b. 1945

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Valerie Jaudon is most famous for her role in the Pattern and Decoration Movement of the mid-1970s, which arose as a reaction against the dominance and legacy of Minimalism and Conceptualism. Jaudon’s painting practice evokes motifs and the embellishments of folk art, decorative arts, and non-Western traditions of abstraction. The works often use symmetric compositions comprised of repetitive, patterned forms that span the entire surface of a work. More recently, Jaudon has explored how to compose her figures using single, continuous bands of paint. All of her works are part of an ongoing exploration of systems, and in using simple elements to create visually complex images. She is also known for painting with a highly limited palette of two or three colors at a time.

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Biography

Valerie Jaudon is most famous for her role in the Pattern and Decoration Movement of the mid-1970s, which arose as a reaction against the dominance and legacy of Minimalism and Conceptualism. Jaudon’s painting practice evokes motifs and the embellishments of folk art, decorative arts, and non-Western traditions of abstraction. The works often use symmetric compositions comprised of repetitive, patterned forms that span the entire surface of a work. More recently, Jaudon has explored how to compose her figures using single, continuous bands of paint. All of her works are part of an ongoing exploration of systems, and in using simple elements to create visually complex images. She is also known for painting with a highly limited palette of two or three colors at a time.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
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The Pattern and Decoration Movement Challenged the Machismo of Modernism
Jan 31st, 2020
The Pattern and Decoration Movement Challenged the Machismo of Modernism
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