Félix Delandre

 
London, UK

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Solo Exhibitions

• Recent Works, E5, London, UK 01/04/23 - 14/04/23

Group Exhibitions

• Initiating the Riddle, a tribute to De Chirico, Giorgio de Chirico Art Centre, Volos, Greece 17/07/23 - 15/09/23

• Cross Works, Achillopouleio, Tsagarada, Greece 01/09/22 - 08/09/22

• Summer Salon, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK 21/07/22 - 07/08/22

• Aquarius Rising, Abe+Okuta, London, UK 11/01/20 - 03/03/20

• Past Forward Today, Abe+Okuta, London, UK 09/01/20 - 09/03/20

• Art Dovecotes 2015, Diles & Rinies, Tinos, Greece 16/06/15 - 04/10/15

• Kivotos Art Projects 2015, Kivotos, Mykonos, Greece 15/05/15 - 05/10/15

• Kivotos Art Projects 2014, Kivotos, Mykonos, Greece 30/05/14 - 01/10/14

• Rooms 2013 +, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece 26/01/13 - 26/02/13

• Rooms 2013, Kappatos Gallery, St George - Lycabettus, Athens, Greece 24/01/13 - 10/02/13

• CSM MA Fine Art Degree Show, 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London, UK 31/08/11 - 05/09/11

• CSM Art Auction, 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London, UK 08/07/11

• CSM MA Fine Art Drawings exhibition, Agnès b, Floral Street, London, UK 12/06/11 - 28/06/11

• Under Construction, Untitled Space, Whitechapel, London, UK 14/04 - 16/04/11

• The New Pretenders, MA Fine Art Interim Show, Bargehouse Oxo Tower, London, UK 27/01/11 - 30/01/11

• Visible Invicible, Melina Mercouri Hall, Hydra, Greece 2/08/10 - 23/08/10

• Art & Politics, The Cold War Museum, Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine 14/08/10 - 21/08/10

• Double Life, CCC Garage, Moscow, Russia 4/05/10 - 23/05/10

• Heart Sounds, Tsitouras Collection, Athens, Greece 10/08/09 - 17/08/09

• Intrusions, Le Module, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre St Charles, Paris, France 10/03/09 - 17/03/09

• Hip-Hop in Motion, Université Paris 5, Le Mécano, Paris, France 26/11/08 - 02/12/08

• Arbres, Mairie de Paris, Le Petit Chai, Parc de Bercy, Paris, France 29/03/08 - 30/03/08

Experience

• Studio Assistant, The Still House Group, Brooklyn, New York, USA 10/12/14 - 30/01/15

• Studio Assistant, Bjarne Melgaard, Bob Recine, Andre Walker, Brooklyn, New York, USA 10/11/14 - 10/01/15

• Art Workshops, Original Senses, Athens, Greece 01/01/12 - 15/10/14



Delandre's work is influenced by personal and art historical references. It takes form in Abstract, Conceptual and Minimalist paintings and drawings with the use of words, symbols, colours, and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

He often paints on canvas offcuts or loose paper, alternating between word riddles and geometric abstraction. There is an important focus put on experimenting different media, organic and non-organic as well as diverse creative techniques. A strong emphasis is given on the intuitive motions of the hand.  The approach is both playful and irreverent as the canvas or paper is laid flat on the floor and welcomes accidental marks and the picking up of paint, dirt and other elements of the studio environment.

While artistic precedents appear to be among his works influences, they never settle into certainty. Though vaguely familiar, the images are clear and present themselves with a direct gestural confidence. Much remains ambiguous as the works possess something deep & troubling beneath their simplicity, exploring the very implications of the creative process. 

Born in Paris in 1987, he received his Licence in Art Plastiques from the Sorbonne University in 2010 and his Master of Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins in 2011.
He lives and works in London.