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Closed for duration Print

Valérie LE MEUR


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This little shop in a middle of an empty road in Louisiana has a sign saying “Closed of Duration”, referencing a closure for the duration of World War II. Were they young American gone to war in Europe? Did they come back to their country? There are so many questions unanswered about this painting. This painting is both a trip in the past and a trip abroad. Painted from a black and white photograph taken at that time and kept at the Library of Congress. Because the original photograph was in black and white, I was inspired by the 1987 movie “Bagdad café”. I could imagine the yellowish colours of the sky and the road, almost white, the heat and the shadows. Acrylic on stretched canvas on wooden frame; 46-33-2 cm; 2021 Ready to hang on a wall; protected by a bright acrylic varnish; The sides of the painting are protected by a white ribbon: no need to frame delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:12 W x 16 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:13.75 W x 17.75 H x 1.25 D in

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Figurative Parisian painter capturing the soul of Urban Scenes. Member of society of SALON D'AUTOMNE Paris Member of the Taylor Foundation, Paris Feb. 2023 PARIS (salon Les Artistes Français) March 2023 : LONDON :THE OTHER ART FAIR August 2023: TOKYO ART CENTER, JAPAN Born in the outskirts of Paris. I live and work in Paris suburbs. Living in a big city for half my life has influenced my work. I have a fascination for cities: noisy, overwhelming and lively, yet hiding people loneliness. I paint mostly urban landscapes: the interiors (shops, cafe, theatre house) full of details and colourful with very few details for the people: they are just part of the scenery. I’ve worked for the theatre for ten years and that experience gave me a love of colours, of framing my subject a certain way. I’m not looking for the exact repliqua of the reality but for an emotion I want to convey in my paintings through colors. My work is made of lots of layers of acrylic on a canvas, quick rough brush strokes and vivid colours. I use acrylic because it’s a medium that corresponds to my character: I’m impatient and this material suits me for it allows my painting a speed, a raw aspect, sometimes violent; I work in a kind of urgency. PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: France, Switzerland PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: City of G... France 2021 ARTIST’s RATING « » (Auction MAISON ROUILLAC ; 2020)

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