Noël Cuin — suites anachroniques


Drawing, painting, mixed media

Noël Cuin — suites anachroniques

Past: October 21 → December 21, 2016

This new exhibition at the gallery mingles older and recent works. However, without presenting a retrospective, Noël Cuin proposes an ambivalent conversation between past and and present, privileging the timeless and the anachronistic. Like a musical suite without a logical sequence, the artist expresses ideas which come and go in his work: “elder sisters of my current concerns or a light cast on my recent proposals, my recent thoughts ? Traces in a succession of firsts, or landmarks found in my reserve ?”

Presence and silence, shadow and light, gravity and lightness, are part of the concerns which animate his practice, navigating between painting, drawing and object. His work as a whole, through twenty artworks, reveals different feelings and levels of interpretation with each new reading, with a minimalist approach which always seeks to purify and reach the essence of a work: “…/… in the painting of my glass, in my drawings or volumes, there is always this recurring desire to consider them like an emptiness that may be seen (just as the composer considers a silence that may be heard).”


Noël Cuin is born in 1949 in Bordeaux, where he lives and works. He is a professo at the École des Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux. His work has been shown in major institutions such as the Musée d’Art Contemporain of Bordeaux (1977), UCLA in Los Angeles (1985), the Fondation Miro in Barcelona (1986) and the FRAC Aquitaine (1992). His works are part of the collections of the CAPC and FRAC Aquitaine in Bordeaux, of the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Caisse des Dépôts et des Consignations, as well as numerous private collections in France and Europe.

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