Galerie Richard

Hervé HEUZÉ

For Hervé Heuzé, Mont-Blanc seems to be the equivalent of Mont Saint-Victoire for Paul Cézanne, since he has returned in 2019 after having worked there in 2003 and in 2005.

In contrast to the dazzling lights of his first series painted with oil paint, he now deals with this subject in black and white with acrylic paint.

By the association of black and white with the photographic medium he suggests that these landscapes might soon be a vestige of the past due to global warming. 

The considerable advances in medical science, whether genetic, cloning or surgical, open the imagination to all kinds of combinations of hybrid beings, half human – half animal. Instead of imagining a futuristic vision he realized as an artist-painter that the most successful hybrid creatures already existed as divinities in mythologies, especially those of Greek and Roman, Celtic, Hindu and Aztec. The mythology was also his first subject in painting after he finished his art studies. 

   When the animal was not visually fitting to be hybridized with the human, he represented it in  an another relationship with the mankind inspired by literature (The Master and Margarita by Mikhaïl Boulgakov), and movies (King Kong). « It will be difficult to forget the look of this old monkey who addresses us but who concerns the western civilization, the ideology of the progress and the evolution » (1). The Pelican and The tiger titled Share Khan are animal paints without hybridations but still   related to divinities. 

   «Heuzé tries to appropriate the myths, as he appropriated King Kong and the borders between the species to move them or blur them, so trying hard to regain them this sense of questioning, but also concern, which a positivist knowledge tends to mask » (2). 

   Whatever the subject he selects, Hervé Heuzé’s paintings have a specific signature. First you mostly get a very soft cold light which comes from the light in Normandy where the artist was born and lives. Then you get this light blue grey color, which maybe one day people will name The Heuzé Blue, which he masters and can recognize in most of his Series of paintings and colored works on paper. Even though the « Fight of Centaurs » is a violent scene and he added some red flowers on the front, the light blue – green landscape delivers some peace in it. 

Hervé Heuzé regularly exhibits at Galerie Richard Paris and in many international art fairs. He    participated in a group exhibition in 2013 at the Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. He got a solo show at the Middle Space Gallery in Beijing in 2011 and at the Emily Davis Gallery at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA in 2010. 

1964    Né à Rouen, France             

            Vit et travaille en Normandie, France  

Formation 

1988    Diplômé de L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rouen

 

Prix & Récompenses

1991 Lauréat de la Villa Médicis hors-les-murs

Collections

Palais de l’Elysée, Paris
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
Fondation Jean Hamon, Issy-les-Moulineaux
Musée de Montbéliard, Montbéliard
Christian Lacroix, Paris
Centre d’Art et Culture Borusan, Istanbul
Donald Blechman, Miami, FL
Richard P. Friedman, New York
Dr. Mark A. Miggiani, Malte
Dr. Med.H.C. Hans Schleussner, Francfort-sur-Main
Thierry Martinez, Paris
Pierre Kamouh, Paris
Philippe Allier, Paris

Expositions personnelles (sélection)

2019 Le Mont-Blanc en noir et blanc, Galerie Richard, Paris

2016 – 17 Mythologies – Works on Paper, Galerie Richard, Paris
Mythologies – Paintings, Galerie Richard, New York

2015     Philippe GAREL – Hervé HEUZÉ, Galerie Richard, Paris

2014     Galerie Crid’art, Metz
Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen

2013    Hervé Heuzé, Galerie Richard, Paris

2011    Hervé Heuzé, Middle Space, Pékin, Chine
Hervé Heuzé, Galerie Richard, Paris

2010    French Contemporary Art: The Work of Hervé Heuzé, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron,
Akron, USA

2009    Art Amsterdam, Galerie Richard, Amsterdam

2008    Abîmes, Galerie Richard, Paris

2007    Abîmes, Galerie Richard, Paris

2006    Jean Hamon invite Hervé Heuzé, Mairie de Bullion, Bullion

2005    Séracs, Galerie Richard, Paris
Aquarelles, Galerie Richard, Paris

2003    Paysages, Galerie Richard, Paris

2000    Portraits, Musée de Nice, Galeries d’Art Contemporain
Galerie Robert Y. Carrat, Paris

1996    Peintures, Galerie Got, Paris
1993
Peintures, Galerie Pierre Kamouh, Paris
Peintures récentes, Musée et Centre d’art contemporain, Montbéliard

1992    Peintures, Galerie Pierre Kamouh, Paris
1991
Les Outremers, Galerie Pierre Kamouh, Paris

1990    Contes et Légendes, Galerie Pierre Kamouh, Paris

Expositions collectives (sélection)

2020 Exposition de deux peintres avec Kim Young-Hun, Galerie Richard, Paris

2018     Gocha, Galerie Richard, Paris

2015    Philippe Garel / Hervé Heuzé, Galerie Richard, Paris
Œuvres sur papier, Galerie Richard, Paris
2014    Art Paris Art Fair,Galerie Richard,Paris

2013   Segment #3,Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Une Galerie l’histoire d’un homme,Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen

2012   Petits formats, Galerie Richard, Paris
Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Richard, Paris
Les braves, Galerie Richard, Paris

2011   China’s International Galleries Exhibition, Bermel Gallery & Middle Space, Pékin

2010   Gérard Garouste et les enfants de la Source, Musée de Louviers, Louviers
Oeuvres sur papier, Galerie Richard, Paris

2009   PULSE Miami, Galerie Richard, Miami, F.L.

2008   SoFF, Galerie Richard, Londres
Art Amsterdam, Galerie Richard, Amsterdam

2007   French Touche, Centre d’art contemporain Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer

2006   Any Human There ?, Galerie Richard, Paris
Minéral II, Centre Artistique de Verderonne, Verderonne
Cas d’École, Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen

2005   Art Miami, Galerie Richard, Miali, F.L.

2004   Art Paris, Galerie Richard, Paris
Art Frankfurt, Galerie, Francfort-sur-Main
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Richard, Rotterdam
Art Fair, Galerie Richard, Cologne

2003   La Source de l’Art, La Source, La Guéroulde et Hôtel du Département, Evreux

2002   Huit artistes pour la source, Fondation Cofim, Paris

1998   Institut Français, Washington D.C.
Institut Français, Beyrouth
Musée Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard
Biennale d’Arts Graphiques, Budapest
Musée de l’Hôtel-Dieu, Mantes la Jolie

1996   Musée de Louvier, Louvier
Vitam Impendere Amori, Musée Fesch, Ajaccio
Institut Français de Tanger, Galerie Eugène Delacroix, Tanger

1995   Galerie le Monde de l’Art, Paris
Propos d’artistes, Fondation Coprim, Paris

1994   Galerie Michèle Bernard, Paris

1993   Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge

1992   Salon Découvertes, Grand Palais, Paris
Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge
Montrouge à Montbéliard, Musée de Montbéliard, Montbéliard

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