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Gwenaël

Kerlidou

 

Gwenaël Kerlidou challenges the conventions of painting by exploring the nature, culture and history of abstraction as a visual language. In his Opus Incertum series, he breaks away from the rectangular canvas by creating paintings with multiple shaped stretchers. He further expands beyond the edge of his canvases by spray painting the wall around the canvases, thus incorporating it into the work as a binding agent between its separate parts. For Kerlidou, abstraction has become the way in which diverse narratives can be projected without pre-established boundaries. In his work, the artist examines various categories of abstract painting in relation to their enduring power as a means of challenging our shifting values within a technology-dominated environment.

 

Born in Lille, France, Gwenaël Kerlidou lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has been featured in solo and group shows at galleries and art institutes in New York, Paris and Berlin, including at The Brooklyn Museum (New York), Musée des Beaux Arts (Lille, France), and the Biennale de

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

1997

Galerie Khokho René Corail, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies.

1996

Z Gallery, NY

1992

Bubbles and Holes, public commission, Valenton, Seine et Marne, France

1990

The Enigmatic object: code breakers, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn.

1987

Galerie am Holtzendorfplatz, Berlin.

1983

Broome Street Workshop, New York.

1980

Galerie Briand-Picard, Paris.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Turbulence, The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY

Juxtapositions, The Painting Center, New York

2015

Sans Titre, Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels, Belgium

2014

Risky Business, Paris Concret, Paris, France

2012

Go Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2005

Project Diversity, curated by Danny Simons, Brooklyn, NY.

2003

Clear intentions, curated by Robert Morgan, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002-3

Ready-Made Color, Galerie Corinne Caminade, Paris, France

2002

Prescient, then and now: the resonance of support- surface”, curated by Saul Ostrow, Dorski Gallery,Queens, N.Y.

1997

Recent Works, 142 Water St., Brooklyn, NY

- A process to painting, curated by saul Ostrow, Bennington University, Vermont.

- Z gallery, NY.

1995

Pier Show III, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.

- Friends, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY.

1990

Une semaine d’art public à Valenton, Seine et Marne, France.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Cholet

Mairie de Valenton, Seine et Marne.

 

Minotaur, 2018, acrylic on tinted canvas and spray paint on wall, 64 x 47 inches

The Birds, 2017, acrylic on tinted canvas and spray paint on wall, 64 x 50 inches