Christian Floquet, exhibition view in the Galery Jacques Girard, 2009. Photo Damien Aspe, ©Le Printemps de Septembre—à Toulouse
Born in 1961 in Geneva.
Lives in Geneva.
Christian Floquet shows large recent paintings, somewhere between geometric abstraction and perceptible surface.
Throughout his pictorial work, which is inspired by the language of geometric abstraction, this Swiss artist casts his eye on the relations between space and plane, form and colour. His pictures, be they rectangular or square, invariably with just two colours, play on the recurrence of one and the same motif. Fragmented coloured spaces, exploded asymmetrical figures, absence of references, and hierarchization of planes are the recurrent data informing his work.
What does the festival’s subtitle “Here where I am doesn’t exist” do for you?
Christian Floquet : I like it a lot.. It could be the title for a work. We’re in the realm of the signified here, in mental, abstract space.
What does art help you accomplish?
Christian Floquet : “I passed like rumour, I went to sleep like noise.”