Andre Brasilier’s On Idle Shores Exhibition at Opera Gallery

Andre Brasilier Le jardin maritime
By Butterboom Writers  /  May 7, 2015
André Brasilier is one of France’s most important contemporary artist. His artistic career spans sixty years. The exhibition On Idle Shores is part of Le French May celebration of all things culturally French shows the artist’s famous work. His works shows the influences of expressionist artist and simplicity of Japanese prints and often feature themes and motifs of nature, horses, women that looks timelessness. He sets his subject against the most simplistic and romantic surreal landscapes, lightening the soul with dreamy  figures in modest hues of colour, shape and form conveying a sense of serenity and dreaminess. Brasilier’s paintings does well to express the emotion that lies at the core of human intimacy and his ability to express harmony and simplicity with his subject nature be it, horses, nature or women against a surreal landscape is perhaps what makes his work so appealing and confirms his mastery. As explained by Bernard de Montgolfier, “one could say that Brasilier has a very personal way of being non-figurative within figuration”.

About the Artist

Born into an artistic family in Samur, France in 1929, Brasilier possessed a natural inclination for painting at an early age, and went to the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 1950s to study art. In 1952 he received a grant from the Florence Blumenthal Foundation and at 23, won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome, entitling him to study at the Académie de France in Rome.
His first solo exhibition at Galerie Drouet in 1959 focuses on the musical themes that have become a trademark of his painting style.

Over the years Brasilier has exhibited in over one hundred solo exhibitions all over the world including France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Russia, The Netherlands
Korea and Hong Kong.

His travels have inspired several series of paintings, as well as ceramics mosaics,
theatrical sets and book illustrations. He had his first retrospective of one hundred artworks from 1950-1980 at the Château de Chenonceau in 1980 and at the Musée Picasso-Château Grimaldi in Antibes, the French Riviera, in 1988. He has since been honoured with major retrospectives both at Russia’s renowned State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in 2005 and at the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen Saarlois in Germany in 2007.

Dates: 7/5/2015 – 31/5/2015
Opening reception: By invitation only
Venue: Opera Gallery, 52 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 – 20:00 PM
Sun & Public holidays 11:30-17:30

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