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About Cecil Touchon

Cecil Touchon’s art and poetry stem from his interest in the modernist history of abstraction and his belief that language and commercially designed objects are too often relegated to purely functional roles. In his poetry, Touchon takes fragments of language from sources like spam email, manipulating them into purely aesthetic sounds and arrangements. Following the same principles, his collages and paintings deconstruct shapes derived from the Central Mexican landscape or architecture into abstractions. His work builds on the ideas of modernist artists and poets who sought to reduce painting and collage to its essence and create a new visual language.

American, b. 1956, Austin, Texas

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Flux and Flow, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach
2013
Cecil Touchon, The Fusion Series Part 2, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Fall 2016 JF Gallery, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach
2016
Life Anew, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Inc., Fort Worth