FRANÇOIS BOISROND

In 2006, Mudam invited François Boisrond (1959) to paint, on-the-spot, the process of setting up the museum’s inaugural exhibition Eldorado. Over the course of several months, the museum became his workshop as he worked on the premises on a daily basis. He became a familiar face to both the visitors and the team, blending into the decor and perfectly capturing its variations.

Sur le motif

Nari Ward en montage
140 x 150 cm

François Boisrond uses a camcorder in his pursuit of subjects. Video textures, pixellized light and automatic correction of colours are expected “secondary” numerical effects that are translated onto his canvasses. Indeed, the digital images serve not only as a sketch book, but also as a filter to think the painting, a bit like the camera lucida helped 17th century art, or how the daguerreotype helped impressionism.

La Pose des tuiles
65 x 81 cm
Marc Couturier en réserve
65 x 81 cm

Painting “contemporary art” is to make a sort of genre painting which somehow conjures up a certain historical tradition of artists who captured the public’s reaction in the Parisian salons of the time. A public that was caught in its petty games of men courting their neighbours, boisterous children being chased by their nanny in the painter Boilly’s work for example, or again, a sententious and scandalized public in Daumier’s paintings. Conscious of his romantic and vulnerable position, François Boisrond offers his own offbeat vision of the world of art in his own times.

Julian Schnabel dévoilé
140 x 150 cm
Bill Woodrow dévoilé
65 x 81 cm

François Boisrond
Sur le motif
, 2006
A set of 14 paintings
Acrylic on canvas
Commission and Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Acquisition 2006
© Photos: Rémi Villaggi

MUDAM GUEST HOUSE 07
13/10/2007 – 26/11/2007

François Boisrond
Sur le motif, 2006
Series of 15 paintings
Work in progress, here, view of the artist in his process of creation
Acrylic on canvas
Commission and Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Acquisition 2006
© Photo: Rémi Villaggi

Publication

Les cahiers de mudam n°1 : François Boisrond, Mudam ouvre-toi
, 2007