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Bord de mer au Havre
Oil on paper
Large size: 50 x 65 cm.
Signed in the bottom right-hand corner.
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Vandi began painting in 1965 at the age of 13. After going through various techniques, ranging from abstraction to Impressionism, he focuses on a dynamic of shapes where tawny colour and coloured contrasts play the essential role.
This figurative dynamic, even this figurative exuberance, allows him to be recognized in a lineage: the one of painters starting from the Nabis and then from the painters of Poetic Reality. He meets Limouse, Sabouraud; attended the Legueult exhibition in Paris in 1972, organized exhibitions with these painters from 1977 to 1987.
Summer is off to a good start. And he has the exuberance of Vandi's paintings. This artist, whose 50th anniversary was celebrated at the abbey of Montivilliers in 2015, returns with a magnificent exhibition in the precious setting of the Art en Seine gallery. We discover his recent works inspired by the themes dear to him: the sea, the trees and the Eternal Feminine. Pierre Bonnard's inspirational brother, he followed in his footsteps in Normandy, not hesitating to visit his house in Vernon, on the banks of the Seine, whose view he gives us with this exuberance of colors that delights every time.
Freedom and mastery go hand in hand. Everything is ordered when one has the impression that he first let himself go in emotion, pleasure, joy. Traits and colours dance happily, one revealing the other, in surprise. Sky stained with red, yellow trees, river hemmed with mauve... These compositions with colours that collide cheerfully provide a keen pleasure of the senses and invite serenity and interiority. "The world of my visions is rich and contradictory," stresses the artist, "the forms under my eyes are infinite. And I like that my painting respects them. » Yes, and dare we go further: his painting gives us a real enriched with an intimate vision of what is hidden at first glance, a world of grace, beauty, goodness. Divine in short. In this the artist is also a visionary. 43596131