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Edouard Buzon



Edouard Buzon was born in Clamart, France in 1979. Lives and works in Morainvilliers, France.

The work of Edouard Buzon is a book of inner journeys, a dreamlike wandering paved with signs, numbers, fragments of unfinished sentences. The images are familiar, but the paths linking them to each other are absolutely unexpected. Populated with characters that turn their backs on us, the paintings of Buzon offer to the one lingering to embark on beautifully smooth surfaces for joining improbable and vividly colored lines of flight. His purpose is not to define history, but to give everyone a mysterious language to write his own story.

After years of research and adjustments, the artist has developed his own unique tools, allowing to go closer to his ideal plastics. He fabricates himself his colors, adding carefully chosen pigments to various mediums. The iconography is drawn from his countless photographs. However, the picture remains anecdotal, a pretext for another breakaway. The artist recomposes unusual landscapes and integrates them into chromatic compositions, surprising and nonetheless enticing.

"I testify, through my works, of a certain form of todays urban aesthetics. The creation process spreads over several months, this is the time required to charge each painting with history, by painting, writing, erasing, covering...

The technique puts in opposition a raw urban universe, and the smooth glossy varnish. I use a technique of color blocks on a wooden frame consisting of successive layers of polyurethane varnish to which I add pigments and photographs. Each of them is sanded and polished. When I add characters, these are more like silhouettes of absent presences which are located in light sources. If my photos evoke the negative of a color photograph, that may be a game of illusion, of the metamorphosis."

What adds to the originality of this work is indeed the special attention the artist pays to the finish. Layer after layer, Edouard polishes the surface of his works, thus obtaining, after weeks of patience, a lacquer willingly evoking the gloss of a beautiful exterior. Demiurge in his own country, in love with a well-done job, Edouard Buzon invests every step of the gestation of his world, infusing the same energy to the substance and the form. To enter his works is to dare to cross to the other side of the mirror.

Edouard Buzon has participated in many international art fairs and exhibitions including Affordable Art Fair, London Art Fair, Wynwood Art Miami, Chicago art fair, Art Central and solo shows at Artima Gallery too name just a few. His work also forms part of notable collections such as the Pritker Collection in Los Angeles, the Bouygues and Arpels collection in Paris and the Margree collection in London.

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