An exhibition by French artist François Réau
Curator Philippe Platel
The pieces presented in the exhibition DRAW are the result of a 6-week residence at Bundanon in the Shoalhaven River area on the south coast of New South Wales. The exhibition will comprise a combination of works created while on site, using a variety of mediums including drawing, photography and film.
Using the landscape and its process of transformation as a source of inspiration, the work of François Réau reflects his questioning of man and nature. Within his work are themes of temporality, human fragility and the indescribable. The work is underpinned by a reflection on being and becoming, and through large-scale pieces, invites the spectator into an experience that involves every sense. The exhibition DRAW focuses on Réau’s exploration of drawing as a medium, and his attempts to exceed its limits. Réau’s drawings, take up and extend out into their exhibition space, becoming immersive and three dimensional. By detaching himself from the traditional idea of drawing, Reau’s work takes the primary element of this medium, lines, and sets them free, allowing them to fill spaces, transforming his drawings into experiential moments of visual thinking.
Alliance Française Eildon Gallery
51 Grey Street, St Kilda, 3182
18 April - 16 May 2018
Official opening: Wednesday 18 April | 6:30pm - 8pm
in presence of the artist