Monday, October 3, 2016

François Malnati

Anoraks © François Malnati
Name: François Malnati, PSA
URL: http://www.malnatipastel.fr/
Bio : François Malnati was born in Delle, Franche-Comté in 1950. He studied Public Service at Sciences Po, University of Strasbourg. He now lives and works in Sélestat, Alsace. He is a self-taught artist, and cites among his influences Wayne Thibaud, Arikha, Szafran, Wyeth, and Lévy-Dhurmer. He also feels an affinity to realist painters Scott Fraser, Robert C. Jackson, Jeffrey T. Larson and Janet Monafo. He started to exhibit in 1984 and has had solo shows in Bâle, New York, Strasbourg, Colmar, Sélestat, and Mulhouse. He won the award for Still Life at the PSEC exhibition in 2015 and the same year was the guest artist at the Salon de Bourbonne-les-Bains (Lorraine).
François Malnati was featured in the August/September 2016 issue 110 of International Artist.
Medium: Pastel, Watercolour, Oil
Subjects: Still Life
Style: Representational with colorist influences.
François states that his work comprises the exploration of contemporary still life, based on strong design and unusual subject matter. His style is realist and precise, reaching to express the interplay between line and volume out of the ordinary. His message, if message there is, is to express an admiration for simple objects that surround us. An interplay of amazing colours and lines is in front of us – we just need to train ourselves to see. Before being a painter, François is a gazer and a photographer.The most intense phase of creativity is based there. On taking a photograph, François is already visualising the future painting in pastel. He is particularly attracted by reflections and transparence.
Navigation: The website is in French.
Gallery: Galerie de pastels; Huiles
Image View: Thumbnails open in a pop-up viewer and may be scrolled. Information on the paintings is provided. Download is possible. Anoraks is 55 x 55 cm., 800 x 800, 336 KB
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