There is beauty, complexity, mystery, joy…there is simply everything.”-François Fressinier
Twenty-First Century Master François Fressinier is an ardent admirer of the female face. To this French-born artist, it uniquely embodies and graciously expresses serenity, beauty and the entire spectrum of human emotion. And his latest works continue to pay homage to it, presenting that face as a reflection of his childhood influences. Fressinier grew up with parents who collected posters of the artist Christine Rosamond. Her work has influenced his view of femininity and is reflected in the use of a subtle watercolor palette in his most recent oil painting A Moment of Truth. Another of Fressinier’s new paintings, Color Shift, combines oil and mixed media on canvas and hints at the artist’s admiration for the spring-like freshness and simplicity of the feminine graces.
“Every painting is a discovery and makes me want to explore or experiment further. Every painting is a new beginning, a clean slate so to speak, yet I always strive to convey in it what I discovered from my last painting.”-François Fressinier
Fressinier was born in Cognac, France to scholarly portrait photographers who instilled in him an affinity for aesthetics. His artworks combine collage, impasto, abstraction, and figurative painting to create a unique textural style that unites both classic and contemporary elements. He studied fine art at the École Brassart in Tours where he was exposed to the sketches and paintings of Rembrandt, Renoir, Courbet, Rubens, and Delaunay. Drawing inspiration from these masters, Fressinier has incorporated their classic sensibilities into his unique contemporary expression of femininity, forging his creative ground in the process.
“For me, the act of creating is like a conversation I have with my painting, and I have learned over the years to listen carefully to what it has to tell me.”-François Fressinier
The delicate hand of Fressinier is distinctly present in his beautiful and sensitive renderings of the female face, which provides the ongoing narrative for his work. The women of Fressinier’s world are imbued with his unique interpretation and have attracted the attention of collectors worldwide.
“We are extremely proud to be exhibiting François’s latest works in our Dallas Galleria location” noted MLG’s Martin Lawrence Galleries Director Don Keenan. “He has a unique and singular way of capturing a woman’s look-and look into her soul-that has long delighted our collectors, and I am certain his latest paintings will once again connect with and inspire our collectors.”
Martin Lawrence Galleries is the exclusive publisher of Fressinier’s works and is extremely proud to be hosting the artist and exhibiting his latest works at their Dallas Gallery located inside The Dallas Galleria on Level 1.
Opening Reception & Meet the Artist
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6-8PM
About Martin Lawrence Galleries
Since 1978, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG)-headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui has been assisting and advising collectors as they consider acquiring fine art. (MLG), has prided and defined ourselves as both publishers of fine art prints and sculpture from the most talented contemporary artists-both North American and European-and home to modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Basquiat, and Murakami. We are extremely proud to have lent and exhibited over 200 masterworks, created by more than 30 different artists, to 30+ world-class museums around the globe…including the Louvre, the Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National Gallery, the Tate and the Hermitage- where we are the sole sponsor of the first ever exhibition of the work of Erté, the father of art deco and we proudly publish works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde andDeyber. For more information visit martinlawrence.com
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