Assadour. From Chaos to Harmony. Recent Paintings.

From 27 September to 27 October 2012 - Galerie Claude Lemand

  • Assadour, Quadriptych.

    Quadriptych, 1988-2010. Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Donation Claude & France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Assadour. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Assadour, Personnages polychromes avec un paysage.

    Personnages polychromes avec un paysage, 2005. Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Donation Claude & France Lemand. Musée, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Assadour. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Assadour, Figure in a circle.

    Figure in a circle, 2006. Gouache on paper, 38 x 28 cm. Donation Claude & France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Assadour. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Assadour, Personnage polychrome avec un paysage.

    Personnage polychrome avec un personnage, 2009. Oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm. Private Collection. © Assadour. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

Gérard Xurguera. “Assadour the secret, prince of encryption, with a tempered yet passionate nature, appears as the most meticulous master of images, which he interlocks, untangles, clots, separates again and finally fuses into one same substance. His layout is ingeniously inscrutable yet nothing has been randomly placed. Everything is so precise in this chaos which is very well thought out, that Assadour does not seem to destroy all the codes but rather substitutes them with his own.”

Claude Lemand. “Born in 1943 in Lebanon, Assadour left Beirut in 1963 when he obtained a scholarship to go study engraving and painting first in Italy and then in Paris. For a long time he was well-known as a master of contemporary engraving. Yet at the same time, he produced a rich and prolific oeuvre of temperas on paper and oils on canvas. The latter are very rare and sought after as Assadour executed very few paintings on canvas even though he was a hard-working artist. He participated to many exhibitions in galleries throughout Europe, Korea, Japan and Lebanon, and his work has been displayed in international art fairs as well as in retrospective shows in European Museums (Germany and Italy). Assadour managed to develop his own universe by finding inspiration in two art trends which attracted him and left a strong impact on him, the Bauhaus’ Constructivism and the Parisian Surrealism.”

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