Colourful, precise and lively – Louane presents his new series entitled 1. Carte Postale, a continuation of his picturesque city and land scapes paintings. The series will be presented at the Kolly Gallery from 1 February to 6 February 2021.
Sleep, work and paint – this was last year’s distinctive routine in Louane’s life, but also in that of millions of other people around the world. Lockdown has confined many people to a minimum of space, which is especially challenging during the winter months. This is how Louane expresses his longing and memories of his past excursions in Switzerland and abroad.
The portrayed locations are all based on a true city or landscape that Louane visited, but are enhanced by adding his unique perspective. The aesthetic character of Louane’s works is expressionistic and free in use of colour. The depicted architectural motifs and landscapes seem sacral and surreal at once. The mosaic-like and detailed colour fields reinforce the brilliant and vibrant impression of appearing as something sacred. The forms and fields are geometric and precise. The striking colour contrasts are complemented by a prevailing renunciation of perspective and shading, which underlines the dreamlike surreal mood.