Published: November 7, 2000
Still Lifes and Landscapes by Roger Muhl Featured at David Findlay
NEW YORK CITY – The David Findlay Galleries, 984 Madison Avenue, will present an exhibition of paintings by internationally acclaimed French artist Roger Muhl through December 2. This special exhibition commemorates the firm’s 40-year relationship with the artist and comprises 60 recent still life and landscape paintings in oil.
Muhl’s home and the surrounding landscape in the South of France serve as the subject matter for his paintings. Working from memory, his imagery captures the essence of the world that surrounds him.
He begins his paintings by simplifying his subject matter into basic forms. The building, trees and mountains are reduced to basic outlines and arranged into balanced compositions. The idea is to suggest a location, but not to overly define it. This, in turn, prompts the viewer to fill in the details.
Muhl’s expressive brush strokes give his paintings a strong textural element as well as a feeling of depth. The paint is applied with a palette knife, creating a thick impasto. The bold textural elements combined with saturated colors illustrate the French countryside.
Muhl’s paintings are in major collections throughout Europe, Japan and the United States. He is considered one of the leading contemporary artists in France.
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