Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Artist Profile: Fabienne Verdier

I’ve long been a huge fan of fine art and have always had a particular interest in abstract and expressionist art.  There’s something very raw and physical about how the paint or materials are applied to canvas. I say ‘applied’ in the broadest sense of the word of course. Sprayed, thrown, dripped, globbed are probably more apt descriptions.

Fabienne Verdier is an artist that I discovered not too long ago. She is an artist who really takes the physical aspect of creating art to the next level. Her paintings are amazing but the photographs of her working process are even more impressive. She handles these gigantic calligraphy brushes and supersized canvases, using her entire body and movement to create these brilliantly expressive paintings. Check them out right here

Photography courtesy of Philippe Chancel, Franck and Inès Dieleman, Naoya Hatakeyama, Dolorès Mara and Frédéric Villbrandt

1 comment:

  1. Loving this post! There is a fantastic abstract expressionism exhibit at the MoMA right now!