Chevauchée dans la pampa (Riding in the Plains)

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  • Provenance

    Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Seoul, Dubai, Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, On Idle Shores - Solo Exhibition by André Brasilier, 7 May - 31 May 2015

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I consider Brasilier’s œuvre very much in the forefront of painting over the last half century." (L. Harambourg & R. Bouillot, “André Brasilier, Monograph”, Lausanne, 2002, p. 295.)

    Chevauchée dans la pampa depicts a lyrically dreamlike landscape within which a cavalier charges forward atop a midnight black horse. Bathed in a soft, cool light, a herd of white and orange horses follow suit – racing through André Brasilier’s landscape and kicking up a cloud of dust in their wake. With their movement skillfully captured in only a few brushstrokes, and set against a lush background of tall green trees and yellowing grass, the present lot immerses the viewer into a timeless and fleeting moment.

    Horses, described by the artist as “a superb creation… charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism and beauty” feature prominently in Brasilier’s momentous body of work, with inspiration drawing from his childhood in the countryside of Saumur, France. (the artist quoted in Ben Church, “‘Andre Brasilier: Horses are a symbol of divinity”, CNN, 30 October 2018, online). Influenced also by Fauvist landscapes and Japanese print work, the enchantment of Brasilier’s practice derives from the artist's unique mastery of harmonious colour and delicate compositions.

    Alongside major retrospectives at both the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Haus Ludwig Museum in Germany, Brasilier has been the subject of over 100 solo exhibitions across 20 countries.

  • Catalogue Essay

    「我認為布拉吉利的作品走在過去五百年來繪畫界的前端。」(L. Harambourg 與 R. Bouillot,< 安德烈・布拉吉利專論,>,洛桑,2002年,295頁)

    《在南美大草原騎馬》呈現出一片抒情夢幻的景致,騎手駕馭著深黑色的駿馬向前奔馳,後面緊隨的白色和橘色馬群沐浴在一片柔和清爽的光線裡,在安德烈·布拉吉利筆下的風景中馳騁,背後踢起一朵朵白色塵土。馬匹的動態以簡單數筆勾勒而出,背景的綠樹高大,黃草茂密,一片繁盛,帶觀者融入這個短暫既是永恆的時刻。

    藝術家將馬形容為「一種非常的生物… 充滿符號意義、力量、動力和美感」,經常出現在布拉吉利的重要作品中,其靈感來自於童年在法國索米爾郊外的回憶。(藝術家錄於 Ben Church,<安德烈·布拉吉利: 馬是神性的向徵>,《CNN》,2018年10月30日,截自網路)藝術家亦受野獸派風景畫和日本版畫影響,而其作品最吸引人之處來自他筆下的協調色彩和柔美構圖組成的獨特畫面。

    除了在聖彼得堡艾爾米塔日博物館和德國路德維希博物館舉辦的大型回顧展,布拉吉利曾在二十個國家舉辦過逾一百場個人展覽。

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Chevauchée dans la pampa (Riding in the Plains)

2014
signed 'André Brasilier' lower right
oil on canvas
60 x 92 cm. (23 5/8 x 36 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2014, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by the Commission Brasilier.

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€22,900-45,900
$25,600-51,300

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019