• Bombardements

Francois Arnal, French artist born in 1924. His path as an artist started with the terrifying event of the Second World war, moving away from Aix-en-Provence in 1943 to join resistance under the command of maquis de l’Auvergne. In his troop, he met Dutch artist Conrad Kickert who introduced to the profession of being an artist. After the war Francois Arnal moves to Paris where he encountered established artists, poets such as Pierre Dmitrienko, Serge Rezvani ou Bernard Quentin, he starts working on his own style, trying himself as painter, designer and writer. Arnal tries himself as part of the different artistic movements such as the abstraction movement Lyrique (Charles Estienne) and art Informel (Michel Tapié). In 1960 he opens himself to being a sculptor, creating pieces such as «Marteau-éléphant» and working with installations and public art. Francois Arnal passion is to always develop something new taking him on the long travel to find new inspirations. He visits Tahiti, Mexico and stays 6 months in United States where he came to the conclusion that he would leave painting and sculpture and will move in a new direction.

Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
François Arnal, Paris, galeie, gallery
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
François Arnal, Bombardements exhibition view, October 2017
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
François Arnal, Bombardements exhibition view, October 2017
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
Bombardement 78 - Le sac à provision 1965 Bombe aérosol couleur et pochoir 81x100
François Arnal, Bombardement 78 – Le sac à provision, 1965, Bombe aérosol couleur et pochoir, 81 x 100 cm.
François Arnal, Bombardement 79, La paire de pantalons et la chaine à vélo n2, 1966, Bombe aérosol couleur et pochoir, 81 x 100 cm.
Il y a aussi des feuilles 1998 Bombe aérosol couleur et pochoir 100x81
François Arnal, Il y a aussi des feuilles, 1998, Bombe aérosol couleur et pochoir, 100 x 81 cm.
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
François Arnal, Bombardements exhibition view, October 2017
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.
François Arnal, Bombardement 17 bis – Avion sur les vignes, 1966, Bombe aérosol couleur et pochoir, 100 x 81 cm.
Exhibition view, “Bombardements”, François Arnal.