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"Le Chant de la Terre" by Benoît Trimborn

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Saturday, 25 May 2019 to Sunday, 23 June 2019
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Saturday, 25 May 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Le Chant de la Terre
Featuring Benoît Trimborn
25 May–23 June 2019
Opening Reception on 25 May, 6-8pm
RSVP Required: info@hugogalerie.com

HUGO GALERIE is pleased to present Le Chant de la Terre, a solo exhibition featuring the bucolic tranquility of Benoît Trimborn. The artist celebrates the seasons with each canvas, showcasing their beauty with scenes of unmatched serenity and solitude.

Le Chant de la Terre, or "The Song of the Earth" in English, is a particularly apropos title for Trimborn’s show as he has previously used music in an analogy to describe his commitment to honestly portraying nature: “the represented elements compose atmospheres whose impression I seek to accurately convey, like the musician, who accurately follows his sheet music.” Indeed, the artist’s diligent deference to the graceful repose of his muse’s forests, fields, and waterways has led some to confuse his paintings with photographs. But Trimborn’s work beckons his audience with a depth irreplicable by a printed image.

Viewing his paintings is transportive, like standing on nature’s threshold—as if with one step, you could find yourself among the foliage or at the water’s edge. They are as immersive as a symphony, surrounding and dulling senses to anything else. He captures light, leaves, and reflections with the resounding respect of a composer regarding the notes of his opus. Trimborn’s canvases are true odes to the unmitigated wonder of our natural environment. His paint reciprocates the Earth’s song and their melodies harmonize seamlessly.

HUGO GALERIE is a fine art gallery in New York City specializing in contemporary figurative painting and sculpture. The gallery represents an international roster of artists working in a variety of media and range of genres. Please direct inquiries to info@hugogalerie.com.

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French artist Benoît Trimborn is renowned for his large-­scale, stunning landscapes in oil on canvas. Trimborn, trained as an architect, categorizes his work as “contemporary impressionism;” by this, he is referencing his unusual approach to ordinary subjects, his emphasis on the ethereal quality of light, and his focus on the natural world.

On his work, Trimborn states:

The morphology of the landscapes, or more essentially, the space that the countryside paints, draws my attention and is like the spark of an idea. As an architect, I see there a breath, a light, a rhythm that can form on its own a principle of beauty. Thus, in painting, I am guided by these places of the countryside, they go through the seasons, but also through meteorological and agricultural variations… So, I imagine the passage from the space of the countryside to the space of the canvas. It is a passage to do without useless chatter, because everything is there… More than using the painting as a means of communication of my own message, I prefer making the painting talk, leaving it to ‘say the last word’… The represented elements compose atmospheres whose impression I seek to accurately convey, like the musician, who accurately follows his sheet music. The figure of the man, who is never represented, is, however, sensibly present in these strongly altered and elaborate landscapes. In this effort, the contemplative attitude prevails, much more than the adventurous attitude. No message and no story should disturb the viewer’s perspective…

Trimborn’s extensive country and water scenes lack human forms thus they encourage contemplation and a careful study of nature. While the presence of humanity is, at times, hinted at by a well-­maintained field of crops or pasture of cows, his paintings tend to highlight the immeasurable vastness of nature and the relative smallness of everything else. His work brilliantly captures the changing seasons, the fleeting visions reflected in his pools of water, and the complex relationships between light, water, and the sky.

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212-226-2262

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Hugo Galerie
472 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012

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