October 29, 2016

2845 FRANCE (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) - The exhibition "Space of Light"

The painter Patrice Giorda was born in 1952 in Lyon, where he lives and works until now. Spotted very early on, notably among the international selection at the XIIIth Paris Biennale in 1985, he has constantly made his personal mark as a painter in the classical sense. Although far removed from the avant-gardes that turn their backs on Painting, his figurative art nevertheless remains absolutely contemporary. His symbolic representation of man and nature goes beyond straightforward landscapes, scenes, portraits or still lives.

Reality is enriched by memory and the permanence of a quest described by Giorda as a "delving into one’s being". Making great formal, spiritual and poetic demands, Patrice Giorda blends the real and the imaginary, the universal and the singular. He brings harmony where harmony should not be possible - between the blazing beauty of light and colour and the depths of shadow of solitude. "In 30 years my painting has not changed, it has deepened. The manner of conceiving the space and the light that I carry in me remained unchanged."

Between May 6 and July 25, 2015 he exhibited his work (fifty paintings, mostly very colorful landscapes), under the name "Space of Light", at The Plateau, the exhibition space of the Regional Council in Lyon, located at the entrance of the Hotel de Region. "The exhibition is designed as a retrospective of 30 years of painting. While the hanging begins with the founding years and ends with more recent paintings, it is not completely chronological but also thematic, bringing together paintings by different times that deal with similar topics."

About the stamps

The stamps are part of the series From the stage to the screen, issued on September 19, 1994. All six stamps are the same face values (2.80+0.60 FRF)
Yvonne Printemps (1894-1977) - It's on the postcard 2845
Fernandel (1903-1971) - It's on the postcard 2845
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - It's on the postcard 2845
Bourvil (1917-1970)
Yves Montand (1921-1991)
Coluche (1944-1986)

Giorda - Official website of Lyon
Patrice Giorda - Official website
Patrice Giorda L’espace de la Lumière (french) - mytoc.fr
Giorda - L'espace de la lumière (french) - Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Sender: Mickey
Sent from Sassenage (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 10.10.2016

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