|The world of Fred Deux_Exhibition Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon|
THE WORLD OF FRED DEUX
8 - 18 January 201
Lyon's Museum of Fine Art pays a tribute to Fred Deux (1924-2015) by organising the largest ever exhibition of his work.
The exhibition, consisting of 230 drawings, reconstructs the polyphonic world of Fred Deux. Following a chronological thread, that of the cycles through which the artist laboured, it shows the underlying coherence of a body of work which from the outset, like two moulds, formed the tools which were to shape it: the line and the stain. From the drawings known as Kleepathology completed in Marseille in the late 1940’s, through to his final work, via major departures - Otages, Spermes noirs and Spermes colorés, Self-portraits, the monumental drawings of the 1980’s, unique books where the line simultaneously forms the mark and the word – this is the world of Fred Deux which is there to be seen and experienced. Objects fashioned by the artist and tribal art objects of his surrondings, like essential presences, echo his graphical work and replace it in his life journey.
This exhibition is made possible thanks to recent major donations which have enriched the museum’s graphical art collections.
|Exhibition curators: Sylvie Ramond, chief heritage curator at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon; Pierre Wat, lecturer in contemporary art history at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.|
|Fred Deux, Quand la lune boit de l’eau, 2010, Galerie Alain Margaron © ADAGP, Paris 2017|