Lockdown oxford

$992
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One of a kind work
60 x 73 cm
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Technique
Acrylic painting
Type
One of a kind work
Material
Canvas
Dimensions
60 x 73 cm
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Oxford Confinement: This work is a representation of the containment situation we experienced in March-April 2020. If the image of this Natural History museum in Oxford is beautiful: a beautiful museum with its steel beams and this luminous glass roof; I chose to take a particular frame that puts the spectator at the level of the beams and thus to feel an effect of confinement. It is the painter's feeling during this very particular period of the coronavirus that touches the world: the confinement. Acrylic on canvas, dated, signed, delivered with invoice and certificate of authenticity: ready to hang on the wall;

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Valérie Le Meur

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GIF SUR YVETTE (91), FRANCE

69 works

His first paintings already represented factories, characters from everyday life. Already, she painted her first scenes by highlighting the light, the colours and by framing these scenes in a very personal way.

Valérie Le Meur works with acrylic and inks. Acrylic is a material that suits her because she works by quick touches, she is impatient and this technique allows her to give her painting a speed, a raw aspect, sometimes violent, she is in the urgency of the moment.

His paintings are representations of contemporary, urban reality. She works from photos she takes, chooses and frames. The work of composing the painting is almost entirely done at that time. What she is looking for above all is an atmosphere. Characters that you can guess from behind the windows of a building, the conversations you hear in a pub.

She will gladly ignore the reality of a shape or colour, or perspective. She wants to get the spectators into her paintings, she has set the scene and invites them to imagine their own scenario. Valérie Le Meur is a humanist painter, the human being is at the heart of her paintings; whether it is represented or underlying. We see them or we guess them. Behind a building facade, in a crane, behind the theatre curtains. She is not looking for the conceptual or the pleasant.

His paintings are a mark of our contemporary world: a theatre, a factory or a building under construction, a museum that drowns under the effect of rising water. A testimony of our daily life in our urban environment that it wants to keep for future generations. With a part of a dream....

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