Claude Viallat, ‘Sans Titre n°130’, 1997, Templon

About Claude Viallat

Influenced by Abstract Expressionism and reacting against the naturalism of classical painting, Claude Viallat developed a new formal language in his paintings. A rectangular shape with rounded corners, in a variety of colors, recurs throughout his work. He layers this shape over changing patterns, creating quilt-like paintings—the simplicity and repetitiveness of his works belie the complexity of his subtle shifts in size, format, and contrast. He calls painting “a tremor, an inner uncertainty, a commitment to change, to infringe, to subvert knowledge and consciousness.”

French, b. 1936, Aubais, France, based in Nimes, France

Solo Shows

2017
Johyun Gallery, 
Busan,
Claude Viallat solo exhibition
2016
Rennes, France,
Claude Viallat, exposition personnelle, œuvres récentes
2014
1989
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Claude Viallat
1984
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Claude Viallat Part I & II
1981
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Claude Viallat Part I & II

Group Shows

1984
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure

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