SUDRY
PAINTER

French

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MISSION

I paint Nature.
This Nature, is to be calm and apeasing, yet powerful, overwhelming and ever-lasting.
But sometimes it is also imprinted by mankind.
Deforestation, global warming et pollution are the core of my preoccupations.
I paint great expanses where mankind is often alone outside, or hidden in a small house tucked on the side of a hill, or yet again standing next to a lighthouse, glazing over a strangely still and empty sea.
Tiny compared to the magnificent wilderness...
My work is like a permanent reality check:
"Don't forget what made you."
Everything is static, like it came to a full stop. Time is suspended.
We wait.
We wait for the resolution of a ruthless fight between mankind and Nature.
Who will prevail?
Nature it makes no doubt; This is what I want to believe anyway.
Do we have any other choice than being optimistic if we want to carry on living?
Nature, hurt by mankind, but victorious!
I think this is the underlying idea that gives my canvases an apeasing power over those who contemplate them.

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TECHNIQUE

I use oil painting.

I put the first layers on an acrylic background that I let emerge in some places. One of the characteristics of my style consists in limiting the elements of the canvas with a burnt shadow stroke. My inspiration comes mainly from photographs that I take in nature and that I appropriate, or from my imagination, especially for the skies. Three painters influence my artistic journey:

Charles Sheeler for the purity of the lines.
Grant Wood for the geometry in the landscapes.
Edouard Hopper for the realism and the melancholy in his artwork.

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ART GALLERY

2021 | Permanent Exhibition - Galerie les artistes et la mer - Saint Malo

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ART FAIRS

2020 | Tokyo National Art Center - Japan (In partnership with the Salon d'Automne)
2019 - 2020 | X'ian International Art Museum - China (In partnership with the Salon d'Automne)
2017 - 2018 - 2019 | Beaux-Arts Art Fair - Carrousel du Louvre
2017 - 2018 - 2019 | French Artist Art Fair - Grand Palais
2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 | Salon d'Automne - Champs Élysées

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AWARDS AND TITLES

Associate Member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
Member of the Salon d'Automne

2019 | Salon des Beaux Arts - Prix Charles Cottet - Prix du Jury Invité - Médaille de Bronze
2017 | Salon des Beaux-Arts - Bronze Medal

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PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2014 | Galerie Jaeckin - Paris
2011 | Galerie 117 - Paris
2009 | Galerie Causans - Paris

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FORMATION

2000 - 2005 | Copyist at the Louvre
I discovered the technique of the Great Masters and lighting.

1990 - 2000 | Illustrator of kids books
Rouge et Or - Casterman - Hachette
I discovered drawing and color.