Galerie Nathalie Obadia is pleased to organize the exhibition "Ideas of Painting - Tribute to Martin Barré".
A catalog will be published for this occasion, accompanied by a text by Jean-Pierre Criqui.
The work of Martin Barré (1924-1993) has marked the history of abstract painting since the 1960s and has since acquired an increasingly important influence. Numerous critics and international museums are paying increasing attention to his work and its influence on current painting.
Like his contemporaries or friends, Robert Mangold, Raoul de Keyser, On Kawara, Christian Bonnefoi who shared the same rigorous approach, other younger artists such as Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Pascal Pinaud, Bernard Piffaretti or Peter Halley are closer to Martin Barré's last works of the 80's, where formalism and urban turbulence are mixed.
A painter-poet, solitary, rigorous, but also very curious about other artists and other cultures, it seemed essential to us to show, through paintings from several periods of Martin Barré's life, their relevance and their contemporaneity with regard to other artists whose universes and problems intersect and respond to each other.