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    Jean Fo (French, 20th century)

    Balancement Spatial
    1975
    Acrylic on canvas
    Signed on the verso: Balancement Spatial / Jean Fo/75
    60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

    A native of France, Jean Fo began his career as a civil engineer, studied drama with Jean Vilar, all the while with a passion for art. After painting nearly all his life, he started his professional art career in 1974. Since then his art has exploded onto the international scene with his excellent sense of the cosmos, interpretative work of synchronicities, harmony, and in this piece, Balancement Spatial.

    "Reality is not apprehended by the objective eye and then channeled to the subjective mind for interpretation. Rather, each canvas is the direct projection of a waking dream, an inner vision," Mr. Fo has said. In this 60 inch square acrylic on canvas Fo taps into his sixth sense and uses his powers of individualized expression and intuition. While his works have been described as 'poems of space', they are sometimes violent, but as in the case of Balancement, they are many times rhythmic and orderly, symbolic of order.

    Balancement Spatial continues that order with the use of shape, space and color, depth and perspective. Fo has achieved a thought-provoking work here, one of his greatest accomplishments in the mastery of the modern artistic method. It is no surprise that his works have been featured in galleries and exhibitions world wide - from Washington, DC to Los Angeles and Paris to Torino, Italy. Until recently, Balancement Spatial graced the walls of the Dallas Market Center.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from the artist in 1981.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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