Francis Dusépulchre : possible extensions of monochromism
Since he renounced to the representational, at the beginning of the seventies, Francis Dusépulchre has explored the chromatic and sculptural possibilities of monochromatism. Making use of the refraction of the light on the intense pictorial layers, he inclines, wrings, cracks, tears, folds, moves his work surface in order to multiply the phenomena of refraction and reflection of the light. Sometimes, he even hangs an almost invisible thread before the picture so that the shadow draws a fleeting and shivering line on it.
Reacting permanently to the light, the work seems to alter as soon as the spectator moves a little bit. The slightest move of the observer entails a different perception of the light and, with it, of the changing game of the colours and the shapes they release. Dusépulchre knows how to create an almost imperceptible rustle, the echo of which reverberates silently in the entire picture. Some kind of poetic thrill, discreetly contained, reveals the magic of the work.
Laque acrylique - acier plexi rayé 40x50x7 cm
Born in Seneffe, in 1934.
Lower level secondary education teacher training in plastic arts.
Numerous personal and group exhibitions
rue de Collarmont, 28
7141 CARNIERES Belgique
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Integrated monumental works
Signal, in Trazegnies
Cathedral, at the Grand Hornu
Signal, at the entrance to the Museum of Mariemont
Environnement habitable (Habitable environment), Beaux-Arts metro station, in Charleroi
Articulations spatiales (Spatial articulations), Cultural Centre, in Nivelles
Ondulation spatiale (Spatial undulation), entrance of the printing houses of the Sud Presses group, in Charleroi