first sight, and from a distance when entering the room, his paintings seem to
be blank, naked, like immaculate, lifeless, dull and expressionless canvasses.
as you walk closer, facing them or looking slantwise you discover a subtle drawing,
you revel in whites set in incredible harmony, treated in a paste filled with
For the Whites, as Olivier Mérijon entitled his series
of white paintings, are made of a multitude of rhythms, ways, lines, breaks, reliefs,
curves and oblique lines that capture, keep in or reflect the light of white.
in white means that the complementary colour of white is white. I work on white
and replace the colour touch by the vibration of the light born from rhythms.
The light in white paintings exists only associated with daylight which gives
it its movement in fini and makes it vibrate thanks to its matchless light.
the artist says.
was born in Versailles where his studio is situated. Since his childhood he has
had a passion for painting, and was a self-taught man, training in various studios.
At the beginning of the 80s he worked in pastel, oil, watercolour and drawing.
His work was then dominated by blue, yellow and mauve that he associated inwardly
with music notes.
In the 90s his meeting with Jean-Claude Brisville and
André Bay was the turning point in his painting and by working with purer
and purer colours he headed naturally toward white colour
douzaine de grandes toiles Les Whites sont visibles
26 septembre de l4hà 18h30
le cadre de lexposition Dun blanc haut en couleurs,
deuxième étage de labbaye de Léhon, Entrée libre.