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François Ristori

1936 - 2015 Eu, France

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  • About the Artist

François Ristori first joined the École des Beaux-Arts d'Amiens, which he attended for two years, from 1954 to 1956. Upon returning from his military service in Algeria, he completed three years of additional studies at the Beaux- Arts of Paris (1959-1962). He then became a resident at the Casa de Velázquez, where he lived until 1964.

In 1968, he left for Canada as a scholarship holder from the Council for the Arts. His stay lasts six months.

At the time of the BMPT group (Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier, Niele Toroni), François Ristori contributes, through his personal research, to the radical questioning of painting with the development of a working method that founds, even today, his work.

In March 1971, he published his first self-made manifesto, entitled Peinture possible.

Here is how he describes his work from 1970-71:

"Traces / hexagonal forms generating each other, alternately in blue, red, white, until they occupy the whole of a surface, obtained one after the other, from a hexagon of a previously established frame, by systematically intervening on each side, according to a method which consists in repeating the same act-tracing which is always carried out according to the same process and according to determined principles, between two reference points located near each end of these sides, sometimes outside and sometimes inside the hexagon. The system has combinations that allow traces- / shapes to show themselves from time to time through differential cues".

Works by François Ristori

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1967

209 x 238 cm

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