Lecture by Claude Viallat, given at Florida International University, November 10, 2011


Claude Viallat

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Claude Viallat talks about his early life and shares the stories behind some of his newer works.

Introduction by Carol Damian.

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Claude Viallat is a French contemporary artist. Working on the idea of repetition he is known for his emblematic "shape" which evokes both a net or flat knot. Applied with a brush and a stencil, this shape acts as a signature of his works, which are never signed. By repeating this shape on a variety of surfaces, unprimed un-stretched canvas, free floating pieces of material and clothes, the artist frees himself of the limits of composition to focus on the combination of colors and its optical effects. Along with this experimentation in painting, Viallat has also pursued work on found objects (pieces of wood, ropes) and combination processes (braiding, knotting etc.).

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Steven and Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series



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