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Until 3rd March 2016 at ZÜRCHER Gallery
Galerie Zürcher presents a set of uncanny landscape paintings coming from the quirky imagination of David Lefebvre. Dreams and memory are certainly no strangers to the painter born in 1980. His exhibition titled: “Le tour, la face, le bord” (the round, the face, the edge) consist of encrypted images from which sometimes incongruous, colorful elements emerge, like in the painting “Banana” from 2015. The recurrence of diffracted light elements (rainbows) and ‘black holes’ – of which edges are sometimes well defined and other times blurred – opens unexpected areas of abstraction in the centre of the canvas, resembling portals to a parallel universe.
In “Mountain VII”, 2015, the gaps on the canvas – unpainted areas looking like cut-outs – separate the painting in half, producing a surreal atmosphere. “The flat tints and shades of diffracted light refer to something in the order of the invisible … I let aesthetic intuition guide me, and this inevitably leads to the subconscious, injecting pathos into the images”. (« Dévoiler le réel » (Revealing the real) Le petit Bulletin de Grenoble, n°933)
A surprising blend, awaking our imagination!
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