Gérard FROMANGER

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FrenchBorn Gérard Hippolyte Marie FROMANGER

French visual artist

Born on September 6, 1939 in Jouars-Pontchartrain, Yvelines , France

Died on June 18, 2021 in Paris , France

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Gérard Fromanger (6 September 1939 – 18 June 2021) was a French visual artist. A painter who also employed collage, sculpture, photography, cinema, and lithography, he was associated with the French artistic movement of the 1960s and 1970s, called Figuration Narrative (new figurative representation), somewhat like pop art. Fromanger was also associated with photorealism.
Fromanger studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his first solo exhibition was held in 1966. Souffles, his large translucent "half-balloon" street sculptures, attracted attention in 1968. He also collaborated with Jean-Luc Godard to make the short "Film-tract 1968". His work represents themes of urban life and consumer society.
The Nouvelle Figuration movement (sometimes called figuration narrative or représentation narrative) is considered to have been a reaction against abstract art, with a more political slant than American pop art. Fromanger has been described as a social critic who takes a political position without neglecting the poetic dimension.
...   Gérard Fromanger (6 September 1939 – 18 June 2021) was a French visual artist. A painter who also employed collage, sculpture, photography, cinema, and lithography, he was associated with the French artistic movement of the 1960s and 1970s, called Figuration Narrative (new figurative representation), somewhat like pop art. Fromanger was also associated with photorealism.
Fromanger studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his first solo exhibition was held in 1966. Souffles, his large translucent "half-balloon" street sculptures, attracted attention in 1968. He also collaborated with Jean-Luc Godard to make the short "Film-tract 1968". His work represents themes of urban life and consumer society.
The Nouvelle Figuration movement (sometimes called figuration narrative or représentation narrative) is considered to have been a reaction against abstract art, with a more political slant than American pop art. Fromanger has been described as a social critic who takes a political position without neglecting the poetic dimension.
Michel Foucault, a friend of Fromanger's, wrote about his work in Photogenic Painting.
In 2005, a retrospective exhibition, Gérard Fromanger: rétrospective 1962–2005, was shown at various galleries in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Fromanger lived and worked in both Siena and Paris.


Books
Bernard Ceysson Gérard Fromanger (Catalogue for retrospective exhibition 2005)
Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault Photogenic Painting (2000)
Alain Jouffroy Gérard Fromanger (1973)
Serge July Fromanger (2000)


References
Interview with Fromanger, plus pictures and videos
Centre Pompidou
French National Library
Nouvelle Figuration


External links
Interview with Fromanger
Fromanger and Jouffroy
Souffles
Portrait of Gérard Fromanger by Braun-Vega (1984)



Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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