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Pontoise (95), France
Nicolas Blin (1955) Plastic painter narrator. Lives and works in Pontoise - France Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, exhibitions and collections in France, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Japan, USA.
"From the beginning, Nicolas Blin’s work has focused on the discursive paths of narrative where space and time expand or stretch, to deliver an invented or lived narrative. Each work or series of works, using different techniques, becomes the imprint of a chosen moment, erased, suspended or hidden. In fact, the appearance of the story or its memory is a recurrence in Nicolas Blin’s works, which establish concentric circles, always and differently telling a story, intimate and daily, poetic and musical, staged or danced. His first works, entitled Récits I and II (1984, 1990), opened the artist’s incessant questioning of the history of representation, which extends the field of figuration to abstract worlds of a reproduction of reality itself, and which is in keeping with the tradition of the text-image concept, currently revisited by many artists. According to offbeat framings, a taste for detail, a nuanced palette of colours and a synthetic formal play, Nicolas Blin proposes plastic narratives whose anonymous, familiar and intimate spaces create a personal universe." Camille Morando National Museum of Modern Art - Centre Pompidou
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Paris - Geneva - Lyon - Pontoise - Auvers-sur-Oise - Chalon-sur-Saône - Xabia - Tours - Cahors Personal exhibitions - extracts the beginnings:
-1988: "Récit 1" Centre Chaillot Galliéra, PARIS
-1990: "Story 2" Gallery RoIf Wahl, rue Guénégaud, PARIS
-1990: "Polyptych for the centenary of Van Gogh’s death" 10th AUVERS Music Festival on OISE
-1991: "khoreia, OEnophilies" Rolf Wahl Gallery, rue Guénégaud, PARIS
-1992: "Encounters, Wood" Gallery Cour Saint Pierre, GENEVA - Switzerland
-1993: "Cinq prises de calme - Antoine Emaz", imaginary reading, 72 diptychs Gallery Le Jardin Secret, LYON
-2001: "OEnophilies, guests, Hotels " Le Grand Hôtel Inter Continental, Opéra, PARIS
-2002: "Back to... (second era)" Espace Klee, PARIS.
-2003: "Writings (fragments)" - ink on paper Galerie Etienne de Causans, rue de Seine, PARIS
-2003: "Follow R..." Espace Klee, PARIS.
-2005: "the story of the other" acrylic and ink on canvas - predelles Galerie Isabel Bilbao - XABIA- ALICANTE - Spain
-2006: "Jazz 01" acrylic and "Jazz suite" - "M series (mirror)" acrylic and ink on paper Isabel Bilbao Gallery - XABIA - ALICANTE - Spain
and more recently:
-2011 : "La Maison imag(in)ée" Narrative tour - epichromies - intervention at the Maison du docteur Gachet - Conseil général du Val d’Oise - AUVERS sur OISE
-2014 : "On the side of C. - writings-fragments of Chalon - the story of the Other - " acrylic on canvas and a series of inks on paper - as part of the Rendez-Vous au Carmel - CHALON sur SAONE
-2015 : Collection Grand Hôtel #Tours - Grand Hôtel de Tours and intervention Journées Patrimoine Ville de Tours - TOURS
-2016 - 2017 : Collection Grand Hôtel #Cahors - Hôtel Terminus - Le Balandre - CAHORS
-2016 : ’’On the side of the Hermitage’’ - Urban story - Heritage trail City of Pontoise - Tourist Office - PONTOISE