For the past fifteen years, Farah Atassi has been reinterpreting modernity in the form of large-scale paintings that present assemblages of geometric forms in which spaces and figures appear on the same plane. The impression of familiarity that these paintings give is essentially due to the fact that the artist uses the formal language created by the moderns (Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, but also Jean Brusselmans or Sonia Delaunay and, more recently, Tarsila do Amaral), not in order to inscribe himself in this heritage, but to mark an encounter with a language that is now universal and to affirm a pictorial choice. For his first solo exhibition in a Parisian institution, the artist presents some fifteen of his most recent works, including six created especially for the Musée national Picasso-Paris. This work is conceived as an extended catalogue, in the sense that some sixty works by the artist will be reproduced.
- Language French
- Format14 x 16.5 cm