August 24 - September 21, 2002
From August 24 to September 21, Louise Masson is back at Galerie Trois Points to present her latest production.
According to Heidegger, “to be a man means to be on earth mortal, that is, to live”. Louise Masson wanted to explore this idea by combining here the abstract / geometric space and the human figure. To do this, the artist abandoned the bands proper to his previous approach, which were no longer sufficient for the construction of his pictorial world; the architecture is now defined by the frame of the painting, like the Shaped Canvas. Once the surface of the canvas released, Masson has focused on creating a realistic image. An image closer to his desires, developed by means of gouache and drawing. Although the work of Caravaggio, Picasso and Bacon inspired her, the Japanese prints of Utamaro, Hiroshige and Hokusai first aroused her. Eroticism imposed itself, as if, after structuring the habitat, the artist had to talk about the intimacy of beings.
In all the paintings on display, Louise Masson favored chiaroscuro. Indeed, only black and white allowed him to amplify the effect of what is shown or hidden. Such light helps to construct the spatial composition, bearing markers for the individual.