Drama and depth at play in this sophisticated and grounded indigo grey land / ocean / sky-scape featuring a stormy sky and blue sky in the distance. Blue, gray, cream, and natural raw Belgian linen. Thin layers of oil paint, create a shimmering and provocative work that glistens, shimmers, and changes with the light of day and changing seasons. There is a cross section (under the sky and over the sea) of exposed raw linen in this painting that is 84 x 60 inches / 214 cm x 153 cm.
French American Frédéric Choisel, is inspired by the cities and countrysides of France, New York, and California's Bay Area. Like Gerhard Richter, with a background in hyperrealism and shift into abstraction, Choisel is taking us — the viewers of his work — along with him on a visceral journey.
Beautiful, rich, highest quality materials used throughout. Artist signed, titled and dated verso. Condition excellent.
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About Frédéric Choisel
Working in a style he describes as “abstract impressionistic,” French draftsman and painter Frederic Choisel aims to capture the “new exactitude” of his subjects, as in Black Roof in Paris (2009), a picture that suggests a certain time and place even in the absence of figuration. Choisel cites a range of historical artists and artistic movements as sources of inspiration, including the Dutch and Spanish Baroque (and its dramatic treatment of form and light) and the 19th-century French innovators Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Choisel’s background in film and photography also informs his method: he often uses a camera to photograph fleeting images, which he then uses as a jumping off point for his paintings. The works echo those of noted influences Willem de Kooning and Nicholas de Staël, artists who shared Choisel’s dual urges to honor artistic tradition while finding new, non-literal means of representation.
French, b. 1959, Paris, France