Biography


Loïc Le Groumellec
(1957, Vannes)

The work of Loïc Le Groumellec places in a history of pictorial art which refers to minimalism, monochrome, to a radical form inducing a mistrust, a reject even, of any sort of story-telling through images. This idea might lead the artist to paint the same painting all over again, yet differently.

Three forms : the megalith, the house and the cross have been recurrent elements of the artist for thirty years. The cairn de Gavrinis, masterpiece of the megalith time, funerary chamber whose walls are completely sculpted with motifs of which the meaning is lost nowadays, inspires his work. The new series “Ecritures”, mazes/labyrinths, uses this memory vocabulary from 4000 BC.

“I’m interested in the confrontation between the belonging to the land and the effort to rise”.

He pays special attention to the texture and to the surface of his works : from the work with lacquer to the one with oil and gouache. He recently added the red colour to his series “Ecritures” created for the Ecole des filles. His work is present in the biggest private and public collections. His works are exhibited at the Musée de l’Hermitage in Lausanne during summer 2016 for the exhibition “Basquiat, Dubuffet, Soulages...une collection privée”.


Exhibitions selected


Recent solo exhibitions


2016 - Mégalithes, Gallery Françoise Livinec, avenue Matignon, Paris
2015 - Ecrtiture,  Gallery Françoise Livinec, rue de Penthièvre, Paris
2014 - Une cathédrale sans murs, La Cohue, Vannes Museum
2014 - Extrême-Orienté, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2013 - Black sight, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2012 - Gallery le Triangle Bleu, Stavelot, Belgium
2011 - Gallery Alice Pauli, Lausanne
2010 - Gallery Daniel Templon
2010 - Gallery Nathalie Clouard
2008 - Gallery Daniel Templon
2007 - Moments Artistiques (oeuvres sur papier), Paris
2004 - Gallery Alice Pauli, Lausanne
2002 - Trinitatiskirche, Köln
2001 - Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris


Group exhibitions

2016 - Art Elysées, Paris
2016 - Beirut Art Fair, Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center, Beirut
2016 - Gwangju International Art Fair, Gwangju
2016 - 100 years of steles, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2016 - L'attrape-Feu, l'art réenchante le monde, École des filles, Huelgoat
2016- Art Paris Art Fair, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2015 - Art Élysée 2015, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2015 - Briser le toit de la maison - Le sacré dans l'art, École des filles, Huelgoat
2014 - Art Paris Art Fair 2014, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2014 - Exote, esthétiques du divers, École des filles-Espace d'art, Huelgoat
2013 - Quel temps fait-il ?- un climat d'oeuvres d'art modernes et contemporaines et Cent ans de stèles, École des filles-Espace d'art, Huelgoat
2012 - Pierre qui roule, Les figures du paysage, École des filles-Espace d'art, Huelgoat
2010 - CAPC, ou la vie saisie par l'art, CAPC - Bordeaux Contemporary Art Museum
2009 - Sans-titre, oeuvres de la Collection Lambert, peintures des années 70-80 , Collection Lambert, Avignon
2007 - De l'écriture, Montreal Contemporary Art Museum, Canada
2006 - Accrochage, Gallery Alice Pauli, Lausanne
2005 - Regards croisés sur les Mégalithes, hommage à GuillevicGuillevic/Le Groumellec, la Maison des Mégalithes, Carnac
2004 - Peintures, oeuvres sur papier de Louise Bourgeois, Tony Cragg, Dubuffet, Loïc Le Groummelec Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris
2003 - Rendez-vous 4, Collection Lambert, Collection Yvon Lambert - Hôtel de Caumont, Avignon, France
2002 - Visite, (graphiken, multiples, zeichnungen,bilber, sculpturen, objeckte), Gallery Hachmeister, Münster
2001 - Imago Mundi, CAPC - Bordeaux Contemporary Art Museum
2000 - Giselle, France National Library, Paris Opera Museum

Collections

Fine Arts Museum, Rennes
CAPC, Bordeaux Contemporary Art Museum
Music national conservatoire


Bibliography

Ecritures, Editions Françoise Livinec, 2015