Frédéric Choisel, ‘Inextricable IV’, 2014, Andra Norris Gallery
Frédéric Choisel, ‘Inextricable IV’, 2014, Andra Norris Gallery
Frédéric Choisel, ‘Inextricable IV’, 2014, Andra Norris Gallery
Frédéric Choisel, ‘Inextricable IV’, 2014, Andra Norris Gallery
Frédéric Choisel, ‘Inextricable IV’, 2014, Andra Norris Gallery

Mixed media: oil, fiberglass, metallic pigments on panel, and framed in artist fabricated silver aluminum.

Inspired by the cities of France, New York and the Bay Area, French American visual artist Fréderic Choisel’s elegant abstractions tell a story of urbanized grace. 'Inextricable IV' is part of a series created in thick oil paint with various mixed media that shimmer and reflect light, so the experience of "looking" changes with the available light. Lovely pale gold, tan, brown, bronze overall, with a wonderful spiral motion that pulls a viewer in, encouraging one to take time to slow down and look.

Like Gerhard Richter, pioneer of the new European Painting that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century, Frederic Choisel has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paitnings. Pallet of grey, blue, green and gold. The canvas is stretched and ready to hang. Keywords: Minimal elegant sophisticated design, Paris, Manhattan, San Francisco

Signature: Artist Signed

Image rights: Artist Copyright

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

Solo Shows

2018