Cedrix Bio

 

 Cedrix Bio

Cédrix Crespel lives and works in the Medieval village of Guérande, France. As an artist who symbolises a generation open to it’s era culture, Crespel examines the representation of women. In the mid-90s, aware of the need for artists to lay down roots in their culture, he soon abandoned academic drawing, renounced pencils and lines and invented a figurative form of expression originating in the ‘computer’ generation.

From the tension in desire to the obsessions haunting him, Cédrix Crespel implies the sexual in the sensual, and the reverse, each painting a hedonistic odyssey. Adapting images of independent and passionate women who defy societal roles, Cédrix guides us to rid ourselves of certainties, to enter a universe where his women love to be desired, coveted in this way.

“My paintings have seen my twenties, then my thirties. They are now witnessing my forties. Like so many others before me, my work is my story. It is the trace of my passion and my dreams. Of my desires too. My maturation. None of my paintings represents me entirely; yet each contains all of me, of what I might have been and wanted to be, of who I am and who I could be. Consequently, time inevitably dominates the work. I would, of course, like to explain this disparate yet homogeneous whole. However, I would either fall into the technicalities of a painter speaking to a painter, or reduce a whole universe to just a few words, when everything underlying it is born elsewhere. I invite you to live these paintings in your flesh and, hopefully, in your emotions. Don’t fear. Fault does not apply here. True love encourages, cultivates but does not punish.” Cédrix Crespel

EDUCATION

1984 BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
1980-82 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1974-76 Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

 
 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Etoffe Emois Galerie ARTCAN Galerie Marseille Fr Ligne Bleue, Galerie Marcel Strouk Paris Fr
Ligne Bleue, Kolly Gallery Act3 Zurich CH
Ligne Bleue, Ehmer Gallery Bruxelles BE

2019

Ligne Bleue, Kolly Gallery Act1,2 Zurich CH

Ligne Bleue, Montresso Art Foundation Marrakech MA

2018

Deep Pola, La Galerie Paris 1839 Hong Kong HK

Pleurer de J.O.I.E, AD Galerie Montpellier Fr

2017

BLENDING CULTURES, (duo avec TANC) Galerie Martine Ehmer Bruxelles Belgique
20MON DOMICILE CONJUGAL,Galerie Marcel Strouk Rive gauche Paris Fr
CAR CRASH,AD Galerie Montpellier Fr

2015

AINSI SOIENT ELLES,Marrakech Maroc Montresso Art Foundation

2013

J. O. I. E, AD Galerie Montpellier Fr

2012

Horses, BullS and Girl,  AD Galerie Béziers Fr

2011

OUTSIDE PARKING, AD Galerie Béziers Fr

2010

Solo Show Galerie CCX Saint Nazaire

2009

Solo Show Galerie Leslie’s Barning galerie Luxembourg Solo Show
galerie Petitjean» Aix en Provence Fr

2007

Solo Show Galerie Edgar Paris Fr
retrospective Centre culturel Athanor Guerande Fr

2006

No title, Galerie Art on the move Naarden Hollande
Glycero Galerie Edgar le Marchand d’art Paris Fr

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

X 2 , Jumee Kim Gallery Daejon South Korea

2018

Round2 Group Exhibition MIRUS Gallery Denver USA
Art Up AD Galerie retrospective LILLE

2016

Exposition XXL#1 Crespel/Tilt/Fenx/Jonone Fondation Montresso Marrakech

2015

LA MUSIQUE ADOUCIT LES MOEURS, AD Galerie Montpellier FL

2012

Galerie ART TO BE Lilles

2011

20 ans de La lune en parachute Epinal

2008

galerie Cri d’Art Amnéville les thermes

2005

galerie Petitjean,Aix en Provence

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