Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille

\Valérie FavreTier ohne Brille02.05. - 06.06.2015

Valérie Favre, *1959 in Evilard, Switzerland
lives and works in Berlin

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Text: Heike Fuhlbrügge

Swiss-born Valérie Favre initially embarked upon a theatre and lm career in Paris, but subsequently became one of France’s most important and internationally acclaimed painters.

In 1998 she moved to Berlin and has taught at the city’s University of the Arts since 2006. Her paintings open up fresh narrative and conceptual per- spectives, moving between guration and abstraction. Her works are dominated by a narrative world made up of contrasts, contradictions, resistance and restlessness. Valérie Favre paints scenes developed over the course of several years in large series and work cycles. Their pro- tagonists are monkeys, cockroaches, travellers, suicides and artists, liminal characters from the fringes of society. Favre casts them as absurd heroes, staging them in a range of different settings and staffages in which they ap- pear to be stuck, wedged into life’s in-between spaces.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille

Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille

Valerie Favre

Play back (2014 - 2015)
Oil on canvas
Triptych
170 x 390 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Valérie Favre – Tier ohne Brille

Valerie Favre

Ohne Titel mit Hund Kopf (2014 - 2015)
Oil on canvas
167 x 130 cm
SOLD
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