Ghost Prints by Thomas Fougeirol
Opens May 23, 2019
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 W 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
The Anne Fontaine Foundation is pleased to present French artist Thomas Fougeirol’s exhibition Ghost Prints at the Josée Bienvenu Gallery. This marks the first time that this unique series of monoprints will be exhibited in New York. In the prints, which range from simple leaves to cross forms, traces of plants and floral bouquets, the artist plays with composition, form and color to reveal the diversity of nature found near his studio in France. Using monotype allowed Fougeirol a large palette for reproduction through colorful backgrounds and the effects of radiogram and imprints, leaving viewers with an impression of the artist’s studio and of the spirits that imbue it.
A percentage of the sales will benefit the Anne Fontaine Foundation and its program of plantation in the Mata Atlântica in Brazil. The exhibition will run from May 23-25, 2019. See the press release for the event here.
Thomas Fougeirol lives between Brooklyn and Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris. His atelier in France is surrounded by nature despite its location in the heart of the city. He runs a non-profit exhibition space in Paris called Dust, and his work can be seen at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and the Margulies Collection in Miami, among others. In 2003, he began to pick flowers and plants from the streets and alleys surrounding his studio to build his own herbarium. According to the artist, “everything that surrounds me has a very strong impact on my conception of the composition of forms, and it came naturally to me to pick the flowers from my studio’s garden and to pass them under the engraving press, both as a photographic record of my immediate environment and also as chemical interest in seeing the plants imprinting themselves on the sheet of paper.”