Frédéric Choisel, ‘The Language of Flower’, 2016, Andra Norris Gallery
Frédéric Choisel, ‘The Language of Flower’, 2016, Andra Norris Gallery

The Language of Flowers and Silent Things — with luminous oil on linen. 36 x 36 inches. Drama and depth are at play in this sophisticated painting in aubergine and brown to peach tones on 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 seasons.

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.

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