NEW YORK CITY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25 – April 16, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 6-8 PM (RSVP REQUIRED)
This spring, Hugo Galerie will host Benoît Trimborn’s debut New York City solo exhibition. The French painter is renowned for his large-scale, stunning landscapes in oil on canvas, capturing vast fields, mountainous regions and glistening bodies of water.
Trimborn, trained as an architect, categorizes his work as “contemporary impressionism”; by this, he is referencing his unusual approach to ordinary subjects, his emphasis on the ethereal quality of light and his focus on the natural world.
On his work, Trimborn states:
As an architect, I see there a breath, a light, a rhythm that can form on its own a principle of beauty. Thus, in painting, I am guided by these places of the countryside, they go through the seasons, but also through meteorological and agricultural variations. So, I imagine the passage from the space of the countryside to the space of the canvas. It is a passage that has to be done without useless chatter, because everything is there. More than using the painting as a means of communication of my own message, I prefer making the painting talk, leaving it to the painting to “say the last word.”
Trimborn’s extensive country and water scenes lack human forms thus they encourage contemplation and a careful study of nature. While the presence of humanity is, at times, hinted at by a well-maintained field of crops or pasture of cows, his paintings tend to highlight the immeasurable vastness of nature and the relative smallness of everything else. His work brilliantly captures the changing seasons, the fleeting visions reflected in his pools of water and the complex relationships between light, water and the sky.
Trimborn was born in 1976 in Schiltigheim, France. Since 2006, Trimborn has had numerous solo exhibitions in France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland; he has participated in group exhibitions worldwide and attended several art fairs with great success, including Art London, Art Gent and Affordable Art Fair. Trimborn currently lives and works in France.
For further information, prices and photographic material, please contact Hugo Galerie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 226 – 2262.