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Loïc Bonnefont

1953
France

10 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Loïc Bonnefont

Les Oaristys (S. Humanité)

2020

Paintings , Mixed Media

130 x 195cm

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Les Enreveurs 1 (S. Humanité)

2017

Paintings , Mixed Media

102 x 153cm

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Les Enreveurs 2 (S. Humanité)

2017

Paintings , Mixed Media

102 x 153cm

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Les Enreveurs 3 (S. Humanité)

2017

Paintings , Mixed Media

100 x 100cm

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Terratine 2

Paintings , Ink , Oil

73 x 150cm

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Le Chemin de Vie

2016

Paintings , Mixed Media

73 x 150cm

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Les Amants

Paintings , Oil

65 x 100cm

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Les Dieux Sont Bien Morts

2019

Paintings , Mixed Media

79 x 130cm

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Born near Paris in 1953, Loïc Bonnefont was raised in an artistic environment by his mother's family. There, in the heart of Brittany, he was introduced to painting by his grandparents, painters and professors at the Beaux-Arts, and showed an early taste and talent for drawing, composition and color. When he left school in Paris, he did illustrations for newspapers, as well as portraits and caricatures.
Since the 1970s, he has lived in the Hérault region of France, then in the Gard, where he has also worked in ceramics and sculpture. His painting is that of an established artist, with an obvious mastery of technique and a rare knowledge of how to put it to use in an original, overflowing and challenging imagination.
Loïc Bonnefont first came to the attention of the Salon d'Automne in 1984, where he was unanimously elected a member from his very first exhibition. Since then, he has won several awards at art fairs and held exhibitions in France and abroad: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Épernay, etc. ... Germany, USA, Switzerland, Belgium.
Loïc Bonnefont plays with duality through his keen sense of observation of forms and their containers: Metamorphoses, passages and suggestions upset our perception of the infinite and the finite, the exterior and the interior, the concrete and the abstract, ranging from the provocative to the modest, in the power or lightness of the unusual...
Her passion, since childhood, has been drawing. Very early on, his passion for the technique of oil painting was combined with it. He often uses both in mixed techniques, whose textures, rich materials and contrasting effects offer him the greatest moments.
His painting is meant to be that of the imaginary, free from all confinement. Nothing pleases him more, through confrontation with matter, primarily through drawing, than the technical challenge of reproducing the mental images instilled in him by countless nomadic ideas and emotions, and thus recreating a transposed reality. He likes to draw from these diverse visions the shapes of the bodies, landscapes and worlds that materialize on paper or canvas, with no other inspiration than this inner perception, nourished by all his eyes and all his memories.
He has always been driven by the idea of "drawing thought", before any preoccupation with aesthetics, which the realization will then attempt to summon, nourished by emotion. He has always refused to depend on any particular process, loving too much that each thought, each emotion that seizes him be expressed with the technique and spirit that are their due, to try, in a coveted return, to make them more striking. More present. More sharable.
His broad interest in the great painters ranges from Rembrandt, Zurbaran, Goya, Bonnard, Monet and Répine to Klimt, Ernst, Dali, Bacon and many, many others...

EXPOSICIONES:

  • 2022
    – Exposición internacional “El ojo mirando al mundo” en Galería Áurea
    (Sala Insolentia) Montpellier – Francia.
    – Galerie ARTE BORGO, Rome : sélectionné au Prix Arte Borgo 2022
    – Exposition des 20 finalistes au Musée Crocetti, Rome, en avril/mai 2022
  • 2022
    – Exposición internacional “El ojo mirando al mundo” en Galería Áurea (Sala Insolentia) Montpellier – Francia.
  • 2022
    – Galerie ARTE BORGO, Rome : sélectionné au Prix Arte Borgo 2022
    -Exposition des 20 finalistes au Musée Crocetti, Rome, en avril/mai 2022
  • 2021
    – Salon «expo4arts », Paris
  • 2019
    – L’Été du Petit Temple, Ganges (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle 
  • 2018
    – Body Action 3, Novy Jiçín (Tchéquie) – Exposition collective
    – Métamorphoses », Village des Arts et Métiers, Octon (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle 
  • 2017
    – « DESSINS À DESSEIN », Médiathèque Lucie Aubrac, Ganges (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle
    – Galerie La Ralentie (Paris) – Exposition collective
  • 2016
    – Participation au « KUNST HEUTE AWARD 2016 » (Munich/Allemagne). Nominé sur la « shortlist » 
  • 2015
    – Art’s Future, Mas de Bombequiols (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle 
  • 2009
    – Chateau des Rohan, Pontivy (Morbihan) – Exposition collective
    – Salon de Bréau, Bréau (Gard) – exposition collective / Invité d’honneur
  • 2007
    – Galerie Bui, Paris – Exposition personnelle
  • 2006
    – Ville de Royan – Exposition personnelle
  • 2005
    – L’Été du Petit Temple, Ganges (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle
  • 2002
    – Galerie « Le vol du papillon », Lausanne (Suisse) – Exposition personnelle
    – Galerie Auriel, Toulouse – Exposition personnelle
  • 2001
    – Atrium de Chaville (Hauts de Seine) – Exposition personnelle 
  • 2000
    – Galerie Bui, Paris – Exposition personnelle
    – Galerie « La Cadrerie », Marseille – Exposition personnelle
    – Galerie « Aux Trois Aches », Lyon – Exposition personnelle 
  • 1999
    – L’Été du Petit Temple, Ganges (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle
  • 1998
    – Galerie Auriel, Toulouse – Exposition personnelle
  • 1997
    – Galerie Calliope, Ganges (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle
  • 1996
    -Galerie « Am Domhof », Zwickau (Allemagne) – Exposition personnelle
    – Espace Calliope, Marseille – Exposition personnelle
  • 1995
    – Galerie REC, Paris – Exposition personnelle 
  • 1994
    – Galerie Racine, Bruxelles (Belgique)
    – Galerie L.M., Épernay 
  • 1993
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Salon de Clairac (Lot et Garonne) – Exposition personnelle
    – L’Été du Petit Temple, Ganges (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle
  • 1992
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – « L’art sans temps », Mairie du VIème, Paris – Exposition personnelle
    – Salon de la Sté Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Grand Palais, Paris : Prix Conti
    – Galerie REC, Paris – Exposition collective 
  • 1991
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Exposition-vente, Hôtel Drouot, Paris
  • 1990
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Salon Comparaison – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Etats-Unis, Washington, Oklahoma … Exposition collective avec l’association pour la promotion du patrimoine artistique français
  • 1989
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Galerie REC, Paris – Exposition personnelle
    – Galerie « Le Moulin neuf », Brissac (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle
    –  « Château d’O », Montpellier – Exposition collective
    – Musée de Bédarieux (Hérault) – Exposition personnelle 
  • 1988
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – « Peintres Languedociens », Polygone, Montpellier – Exposition collective
  • 1987
    – Salon de la StéNationale des Beaux-Arts – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Galerie REC, Paris – Exposition personnelle 
  • 1986
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris
    – Galerie Mandragore, Paris
  • 1985
    – Première exposition au Salon de la StéNationale des Beaux-Art, Grand Palais, Paris :
    -Élu sociétaire, 1er prix de la jeune peinture contemporaire
    – Salon de Lisieux : 4ème prix de la peinture fantastique
    – Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris 
  • 1984
    – Première exposition au Salon d’automne – Grand Palais, Paris : Élu sociétaire
    – Galerie Woeller-Paquet, Frankfort (Allemagne) – Exposition personnelle