Raoul De Keyser

Texts by Eric Suchère and Jean-Charles Vergne

Raoul De Keyser was published on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2008. This fully illustrated catalogue features forty-six paintings of which thirteen were on view at FRAC Auvergne. Also included in this bilingual catalogue (French and English) are texts by Jean-Charles Vergne, Director of FRAC Auvergne, and poet Eric Suchère.


Publisher: Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne

Artists: Raoul De Keyser

Contributors: Eric Suchère, Jean-Charles Vergne

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Softcover

Pages: 93

ISBN: 0000000000012

Retail: $35

Status: Available

Raoul De Keyser

For nearly fifty years, Raoul De Keyser (1930-2012) created subtly evocative paintings and works on paper which appear at once straightforward and cryptic, abstract and figurative. Composed of basic but indefinable shapes and marks, his works often invoke spatial and figural illusions, though they remain elusive of any descriptive narrative. Despite—or precisely because of—their sparse gesturing, De Keyser’s works convey a grandeur that inspires prolonged contemplation. Individually as well as collectively, his works revolve around the activity of painting, but also move beyond its physical means to become more than the sum of their parts. Their apparent simplicity belies a lengthy gestation period, which is guided largely by intuition, rather than by following a pre-existing plan.

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