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Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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Charles Matton
1931 - 2008
HOMMAGE À GEORGES PÉREC II
mixed media
Executed in 2000, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. 
signed, numbered 3/3 and dated 10/2000
75 x 66,5 x 71,5 cm (sans le socle); 29  1/2  x 26  3/16  x 28  1/8  in.  (without base)
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the current owners

Catalogue Note

I concur wholeheartedly with Georges Perec's remark: "How is one to account for, to question, to describe what happens every day -the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the routine, the ordinary, the background noise, the usual?".

The aim of this box, "Hommage à Georges Perec", is to investigate, as objectively as possible, the silence and the immobility of this library. Nothing else.

Charles Matton in Sylvie Matton, Charles Matton, Eclosures

Charles Matton
Charles Matton is one of these artists who created an independent and personal art in spite and outside of the academism largely accepted in contemporary art.

His very unique pictorial technique arose from this approach through which he completely rethought the means of painting.

The man was a meticulous illusionist. He knew that painting was an illusion. That all paintings are trompe-l'oeil, like all theories are "trompe-le-sens". That all paintings consist of placing bait where the supposed reality of the world is too naïve to get lured.

The miniature models –sorts of paintings in three dimensions- present the most perfect illusion stripped of all "luring effect", since the combination of different media frees the illusion from the illusionism, hence producing an invisible force: that of a place but also of life.

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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