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EDOUARD BUZON


Works  
Biography


Was born in Clamart en 1979. Lives and works in Morainvilliers, France.

The work of Edouard Buzon is a book of inner journeys, a dreamlike wandering paved with signs, numbers, fragments of unfinished sentences. The images are familiar, but the paths linking them to each other are absolutely unexpected. Populated with characters that turn their backs on us, the paintings of Buzon offer to the one lingering to embark on beautifully smooth surfaces for joining improbable and vividly colored lines of flight. His purpose is not to define history, but to give everyone a mysterious language to write his own story.
 
After years of research and adjustments, the artist has developed his own unique tools, allowing to go closer to his ideal plastics. He fabricates himself his colors, adding carefully chosen pigments to various mediums. The iconography is drawn from his countless photographs. However, the picture remains anecdotal, a pretext for another breakaway. The artist recomposes unusual landscapes and integrates them into chromatic compositions, surprising and nonetheless enticing.

"I testify, through my works, of a certain form of todays urban aesthetics. The creation process spreads over several months, this is the time required to charge each painting with history, by painting, writing, erasing, covering...

The technique puts in opposition a raw urban universe, and the smooth glossy varnish. I use a technique of color blocks on a wooden frame consisting of successive layers of polyurethane varnish to which I add pigments and photographs. Each of them is sanded and polished. When I add characters, these are more like silhouettes of absent presences which are located in light sources.  If my photos evoke the negative of a color photograph, that may be a game of illusion, of the metamorphosis."

What adds to the originality of this work is indeed the special attention the artist pays to the finish. Layer after layer, Edouard polishes the surface of his works, thus obtaining, after weeks of patience, a lacquer willingly evoking the gloss of a beautiful exterior. Demiurge in his own country, in love with a well done job, Edouard Buzon invests every step of the gestation of his world, infusing the same energy to the substance and the form. To enter his works is to dare to cross to the other side of the mirror.


Exhibitions and Fairs :


2017
AAF London - Galerie Artima - London

2016
Art Up Lille 2017 - Galerie Florence Rasson - Tournai
AAF Hong Kong - New York - London - Bruxelles
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris
Context New York Art Fair
Art Wynwood - Miami
Art Central - Hong Kong
Scope Miami
Los Angeles Art Show

2015
Art Wynwood - Miami
ArtHamptons
Art Southampton
Scope Miami
Köln Art Fair - Germany
AAF Singapore - Milan - Hambourg - Amsterdam
Los Angeles Art show
Galerie Xin Art - France
Scope Basel
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris - London
Galerie Florence Rasson - Tournai - Belgium

2014
AAF London - Singapore - Bruxelles - New-York
ArtHamptons
Scope Miami
Scope Basel
Los Angeles Art show
Art Toronto
Love Art Fair Toronto
London Art Fair
Galerie K+Y
Köln Art Fair
Galerie De - the Hague - The Netherlands
Galerie Florence Rasson - Tournai - Belgium
Galerie K+Y - Paris

2013
London Art Fair
AAF Milano - London - Hong Kong - Singapore
20-21 International Art Fair - London
ArtHamptons
Galerie Envie d'Art - London

2012
London Art Fair
ArtHamptons
20-21 International Art Fair - London
AAF London - Singapore - Bruxelles - Milano
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris

2011
AAF Bruxelles - London - Milano - New York
London Art Fair
Art Chicago
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeux
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris
Lille Art Fair

2010
AAF Bruxelles - Singapore - New York - London - Amsterdam
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris
Chic Art Fair - Paris
Lille Art Fair
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeux - Sceaux
Art Chicago
Art Line - Belgique

2009
AAF Bruxelles - London - New York - Amsterdam - Paris
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeux - Sceaux
Art Elysées - Paris
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles - Paris
St-art - Strasbourg
Lille Art Fair
Art de London
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris
Open Art Fair - Utrecht
Art Line - Belgique

2008
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris - London
Glasgow Art Fair
Art Santa Fe - Nouveau-Mexique
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeux - Sceaux
AAF New York - London - Amsterdam
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles - Paris
Tryptique - Angers
St-Art - Salon d'Art contemporain de Strasbourg
LinéArt - Gand - Belgique

2007
AAF Amsterdam - New York et London
Galerie Envie d'Art - Bruxelles - Paris - London
LineArt - Gand - Belgique
Salon Réalités Nouvelles - Paris
Salon Comparaisons - Paris

2006
Galerie Envie d'Art - Paris
Galerie Klein - Sceaux
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles - Paris

2005
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles - Paris
Envie Galerie d'Art - Paris

Collections :

Pritzker Collection - Los Angeles
Bouygues Collection - Paris
Arpels Collection - Paris
Margree Collection - London

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