François Aubrun, exhibition

Musée Jenisch Vevey

Political drawing, Poetic drawing

From 2 November 2018 to 24 February 2019
CH-1800 Vevey

Musée Jenish Vevey


Musée Angladon in Avignon

L'absolue peinture

From 8 february to 5 may 2019.


Musée Angladon Wikipédia François Aubrun



François Aubrun, Painting the Absolute

Nicolas Raboud, Art historian and guest curator.


From 8 February through 5 May 2019, the Musee Angladon Collection Jacques Doucet will be showing a series of paintings by Francois Aubrun, executed between 1980 and 2008, all with the theme of erasure and fullness, the quest for the absolute. Paradoxically realistic they uncover the sound of that which barely speaks, the waiting and concentration, saying nothing,finally to articulate only that vibration of the air, at last having found the absolute. To seize this first day of the world, where the universe comes apart and comes back together in a single movement, where the sky and the earth never cease existing in the same picture, this daylight of painting that ruptures the night.


Francois Aubrun was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1934. In 1958 he moved to his estate, St Joseph, in le Tholonet, near Aix-en-Provence, his studio facing the Sainte Victoire mountain. Light fills the entire space and is yellow and white, and the sky through the windows, above the tops of the pine trees, lights up the canvases waiting to be painted. Francois Aubrun went there every day. He was the executive director of the Beaux-Arts school in Toulon, then professor of painting at the national Beaux-Arts school in Paris. He had regular exhibitions in France and other countries. Francois Aubrun died in Paris on 5 February,2009.