Les peintures d’Édouard Prulhière engagent différents dispositifs plastiques de sa pratique. Depuis des années il met à l’épreuve les possibles de la peinture à travers de multiples installations et figures organisées dans l’espace selon leur matière, leur forme et la configuration des lieux de monstration. Ses manipulations transposent et questionnent la relation de la peinture au dessin, au tableau, à la sculpture, au son et à l’installation.
Il expose ainsi les nombreuses options de dé(con)struction du tableau qui caractérisent son travail : toiles immenses et avachies, éclaboussures et coulures, ballots suspendus, châssis broyés, etc.
Une exposition aura lieu à l’Artothèque de Vitré du 7 juin au 30 septembre 2014.
Coproducer
Artothèque de Vitré - ESBA Talm, Tours
Released
07/05/2014
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
240 x 280
Anglais/Français
Broché avec rabats
80 reproductions of paintings and installations
96 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-308-7
édouard Prulhière

Born in Paris in 1965. He lives in Paris. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Le Havre and the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, before moving to New York, where he lived from 1988 to 2004.

In 1992, he exhibited his work in Paris at Galerie Météo (Le Triomphe de la peinture) and the following year in Munich at Daniel Blau Gallery (Köpfe); then in Paris at the Grand Palais (Saga), Zürcher Gallery (Vraiment peintres), Galerie Barbier-Beltz and Galerie Météo (SMGP2A); in the South of France at the museum of Toulon (L’Éloge de la peinture); and in New York, at the French Consulate (An American Collection of Contemporary French Art), Galerie Achim Kubinski (What to Say, What Not to Say) and the White Columns (Libidinal paintings).

In 1996, he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in New York, USA.
His most recent exhibitions include: Art library, Vitré (2013); 21st. Projects New York; Galerie Scrawitch, Paris; School of Fine Arts, Tours; The Artboretum, Argenton-sur-Creuse (2012) and Château of Saint-Ouen (2011).

Édouard Prulhière has participated in many shows in Europe and the United States: “Real Estate,” Ventana244 Art Space, New York (USA, 2014); “Blau,” Martina Detterer Gallery, Frankfurt (Germany, 2013); “Autre pareil,” Dunkerque art museum; “La Fureur de l’éternuement,” Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot art center (France, 2012); “Choses incorporelles,” Libourne art museum (France, 2011); “Four artists,” from the collection of Jim Cottrell and Joseph Lovett, Orlando Museum of Arts (USA, 2008); “Derivados da Pintura,” Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid (Spain, 2008); “In the realm of the senses,” Clay Center Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston (USA, 2007); “Selected paintings and works on paper,” Chelsea Museum, New York (USA, 2005); “Knowing when to stop,” Bellwether Gallery; “Prescient Then and Now: The resonance of Support/Surface,” Dorsky Gallery, New York (USA, 2002); “Pintura,” Frac Auvergne (France 2000); “Unprivileged Spaces,” Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Stockholm, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås (Sweden, 1999-1998); “Stuttgart Klima,” Der Stadt Gallery, Stuttgart Museum (Germany, 1997); “Painting All Over Again,” Centro de artes, Saragossa (Spain, 1996); “Painting in an Expanded Field,” Bennington College, Bennington (USA, 1996).

In 2012 he was co-founder with David Goodman and Saul Ostrow of Critical Practices Inc., a New York-based nonprofit association created to facilitate critical, theoretical and artistic contemporary practices.

Isabelle Tessier
Director of the Vitré Art library, Isabelle Tessier curates exhibitions in charge of a public collection of contemporary art and has written many texts for monographic catalogues and books, in particular on contemporary photography.
Saul Ostrow
Independent Art critic, curator, and Art Editor at large, at Bomb Magazine.
In 2011, he founded Critical Practices Inc., which sponsors a program of viewings of artist’s works and roundtables on contemporary cultural issues. He was co-editor of Lusitania Press (1996-2004) as well as the editor of the book series “Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture (1996-2006)” published by Routledge. His writings have appeared in numerous art magazines, journals, catalogues, and books in the USA and Europe. Since 1987, Saul Ostrow has curated over 70 exhibitions in the US and abroad.
Tristan Trémeau
Art critic and doctor of art history, Tristan Trémeau teaches at the Tours School of Fine Arts , the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Paris I
– Sorbonne, has authored numerous articles and essays for art publications (such as artpress, Art 21 and L’art même) and catalogues, and also curates exhibitions.
Sandra Delacourt
Art critic and teacher of art history at the Tours School of Fine Arts .
Sébastien Gokalp
Is a curator at the Paris Museum of Modern Art, organizing exhibitions including Lamarche-Vadel, dans l’œil du critique, Larry Clark, Robert Crumb and Lucio Fontana, and he teaches contemporary art at the École du Louvre.