Michel Parmentier
France, 1938
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Together with Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset and Niele Toroni, in 1966 Michel Parmentier founded BMPT, a group that stood out for its radical abstract paintings that rejected the content and expressiveness of traditional painting. After a break of fifteen years, Parmentier returned to painting rigorously and systematically, analysing the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of the medium in monochromatic compositions by means of the pliage (folding) method in which the canvas is folded like an accordion and the exposed surface is then painted; once unfolded, a precise succession of painted horizontal strips is obtained. In 1986 he continued to apply the same method, this time on paper, revealing the trace of the manual work and the doubts that cropped up during the process. In this creative period he worked mainly in pastels, pencil and charcoal 'rubbed' on the painted strips.
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  • 18th December 1989 / 1989