Claude Viallat's season is nothing if not colourful: after the Quelques Pas de Côté / A Couple of Sidesteps show at the Templon Brussels space which recently ended, Galerie Templon is holding a new exhibition tracing five decades of the artist's work in the French capital, running in parallel to the major retrospective of his art at Carré d’Art in Nîmes.
In contrast to the Belgian exhibition featuring twenty recent works, the Paris show is presenting a carefully curated selection of ten key pieces, all created between 1966 and 2023. Multi-coloured, striped and flowered fabrics hang on the gallery walls, lighting up the space with a palette of subtle hues: pistachio, pine green, lemon yellow, ultramarine and terracotta. On their surface we can see the artist’s signature small bone shape emerging, painted there almost obsessively. A bold, intuitive, spontaneous dialogue between industrial tarpaulins and household linen arises from the creations, suddenly transformed by their verticality and the painter’s gesture.Learn more