SUDRY
PAINTER

French

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ARTISTIC APPROACH

I am mostly a landscape artist.

Showing power, beauty and poetry at the same time, with recurring themes like the sky and the ocean. Time is frozen (like when a storm is about to burst, or a wave that will flood everything), which adds tension to the artwork. Beauty and uncertainty cohabit. I create a realistic yet poetic universe with graphic lines and ethereal volumes. On each canvas the same minimalist repertoire, where austerity is ubiquitous and opposes to disorganized elements. There's a duality between being calm and gush, precision and disorder, wisdom and madness...

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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 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.