Thomas Andréa Barbey, Philippe Compagnon, Jang Kwang Bum, Loic Le Groumellec

KIAF 2019

from September 26th to 09.29.2019

Galerie Penthièvre

As part of KIAF 2019, an international fair hosted in Seoul and one of the highlights of contemporary art in Asia, the Françoise Livinec Gallery is delighted to present the work of three French artists Thomas-Andréa Barbey, Philippe Compagnon, Loïc Le Groumellec and an artist of Korean origin who has been living in France for 15 years: Jang Kwang-Bum, in an exhibition entitled "French Dansaekhwa*", a renewed focus on the Korean art of *monochrome.

The gallery will be pleased to welcome you at booth A82 - hall A

Pursuing different paths of abstraction, these three artists share:

A single search around monochrome
Thomas-Andréa Barbey: from monochrome to landscape
Philippe Compagnon: towards a geometric abstraction
Jang Kwang-Bum: from Korean monochrome to impressionism
Loïc Le Groumellec: the minimal form at the limits of the monochrome

The same philosophical quest based on landscape representation
Thomas-Andréa Barbey: shapes and landscapes from ancient stamps
Philippe Compagnon: expressions of the contemporary world
Jang Kwang-Bum: sea and mountains surrounding the city of Seoul
Loïc Le Groumellec: echoes of prehistory - engraved cairn of Gavrinis

The same artistic requirement in the confrontation with the subjects
Thomas-Andréa Barbey: lacquered and engraved woodwork and obsessional design
Philippe Compagnon: the imperative of geometry
Loïc Le Groumellec: work in mille-feuilles of lacquer - gouache
Jang Kwang-Bum: sanding dozens of overlapping layers of acrylic

It is within the singularity of this manual work that this "aesthetics of silence" is elaborated.