R. Blanck, Feuilles, Test, Feuilles, Toiles,
From 11th October to 15th November 2019

Vernissage: 11.10.2019, 7PM

2019
R. Blanck, Feuilles, Test, Feuilles, Toiles,
R. Blanck, Feuilles, Test, Feuilles, Toiles,
R. Blanck, Feuilles, Test, Feuilles, Toiles,

Multiplo is happy to announce Feuilles, Tests, Feuilles, Toiles, a solo show of Romain Blanck displaying nine recent works by the artist and a ceramic multiple work, in 40 copies, specially conceived for the studio. The exhibition features a publication with a text by Daniele Capra.
Romain Blanck's paintings are created through the use of primary forms combined on several layers over a monochrome surface, in a sort of free-word poetry belonging to a primary visual vocabulary. The artist has built up an immense database of these over the years: he collects sheets of paper, or notebook pages, where people have tried out pens, felt tips and markers in stationery shops and art supply stores. Each line, each drawing or even the smallest visual unit is used by the artist as an independent element of meaning, a lexicon through which he articulates a discourse characterized by minimal grammar and syntactical anarchy. The canvas is thus the place for a scribble, a squiggle, a zigzagging snake to test the thickness of a pen, a doodle to test its colour, or a swirl to engage a bored pen in writing, a pen whose ink is dry until someone picks it up.
Blanck's painting is procedural and substantially aniconic, based on the continuous layering of elements. These components visually recall street art or graffiti made with spray cans. The artist interacts with the elements that inspire him by organizing their flow with a systematic and scientific approach, like electronic musicians constructing a song, or compiling a concert playlist, mixing the samples they have collected and ordered. In other words, the artist traces a path, which is different each time, using the items made by unsuspecting content producers.

The research of Romain Blanck (Düsseldorf, 1995) is characterised by a processual painting practise, that is the result of an unaware collective action. He took part to several show as L’almanach des aléas, Fondation Ricard, Paris (F), Best of Luck, Les Halles Faubourg, Lyon (F), Le droit à l’erreur, Ensba, Lyon in 2019; Contre Temps, Ensba, Lyon, Café Modelo, La cloche, Lyon in 2018; DNAP, Esam, Caen (F), Gros Nez Karaté, Esam, Caen in 2017; Atelier 3, Rennes (F) in 2016. He lives and works in Lyon.

Thanks to Asolana Group for the kind support.