Claude Viallat, ‘Untitled’, 2007, Rafael Pérez Hernando Arte Contemporáneo

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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Busan,
Claude Viallat solo exhibition
2014
1989
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Claude Viallat
1984
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Claude Viallat Part I & II

Solo Shows

2017
Busan,
Claude Viallat solo exhibition
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
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