Guy Leclercq: Silence Opaque

28 November 2020 - 30 January 2021
  • Galerie Dutko is pleased to present Silence Opaque, Guy Leclercq’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. On this occasion, we will present 18 works created over the last two years, presented for the first time in France. 

     

    Since the early 1980s, Guy Leclercq, born in Opbrakel (Belgium) in 1940, has opted for the language of geometry as a pictorial vector of expression. A refined geometry, driven by a strikingly mastered technique. To virtuoso technical demonstration, the painter chooses the elegance of subtlety, but the gesture is of an unflinching technicality. 

  • GUY LECLERCQ, 20.163, 2020

    GUY LECLERCQ

    20.163, 2020 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas

    90 x 70 cm
  • GUY LECLERCQ, 20.165, 2020

    GUY LECLERCQ

    20.165, 2020 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas

    90 x 70 cm
  • The canvas, prepared according to ancient techniques, is coated with an undercoat of casein. The colors emerge from rare pigments, and if his palette seems restricted to black, brown, gray and white, thousands of shades compose his works. Vine black, triple black, carbon black, Roman black, mummy black, etc. The painter goes so far as to rework the pictorial layer by scraping, rubbing, creating textures of great richness, so that it emerges as an impression of collage which is not without evoking certain works of Braque or Picasso.

  • GUY LECLERCQ, 18.112, 2018

    GUY LECLERCQ

    18.112, 2018 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas

    100 x 120 cm
    • GUY LECLERCQ, 19.139, 2019
      GUY LECLERCQ, 19.139, 2019
    • GUY LECLERCQ, 19.130, 2019
      GUY LECLERCQ, 19.130, 2019
    • GUY LECLERCQ, 19.148/B , 2019
      GUY LECLERCQ, 19.148/B , 2019
  • His geometric vocabulary is never flat nor simplistic. The layers are superimposed, intersect and overlap, merging into a variety of striking relief-like effects; almost like bas relief accentuated by the central position of the geometrical “structures” in the compositions, standing out from the canvas by their volumetry. 

  • GUY LECLERCQ, 19.127, 2019

    GUY LECLERCQ

    19.127, 2019 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas

    116 x 89 cm
  • GUY LECLERCQ, 20.170, 2020

    GUY LECLERCQ

    20.170, 2020 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas

    120 x 100 cm
  • GUY LECLERCQ, 20.169, 2020

    GUY LECLERCQ

    20.169, 2020 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas

    60 x 50 cm
  • His works reveal themselves only to the attentive eyes and patient minds, and the mysteries of their compositions require time. A time of listening – one could say – necessary, to perceive all the demands, all the nuances and all the suggestions. 

     

    There is always something to discover in Guy Leclercq’s painting. Here an ethereal shadow all in halftone, there a slight gradation in the angle of a curve, an imperceptible change of texture, etc. Abstraction allows him to give form to subtlety and to paint silence. An opaque silence, but a sonorous one with rigorous and delicate melodies.

    • GUY LECLERCQ, 19.143/B, 2019
      GUY LECLERCQ, 19.143/B, 2019
    • GUY LECLERCQ, 20.166, 2020
      GUY LECLERCQ, 20.166, 2020
    • GUY LECLERCQ, 19.143, 2019
      GUY LECLERCQ, 19.143, 2019
  • For more information, please contact us at

    galerie@dutko.com