Bernard Buffet at Opera Gallery

by Sophie Cullen on Aug 6, 2015 in Lifestyle
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'le metro aerien et le boulevard rochechouart metro jaures' by Bernard Buffet - 1989

'le metro aerien et le boulevard rochechouart metro jaures' by Bernard Buffet - 1989

September will see the opening of The Theory of Line, a solo exhibition of original works by Bernard Buffet at Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

Featuring paintings from the French artist’s 50 year career, the exhibition will show some of Buffet’s most celebrated subjects such as clowns, architecture, landscapes and still life. Often credited with remaining true to his own style despite various changing social atmospheres, Buffet's signature style of painting black, straight lines indicated a psychological and symbolic declaration against the obscurity of abstraction, communicating a sense of stability in the wake of widespread ambiguity after the war.

'Buffet Tête de clown' by Bernard Buffet - 1955

‘Buffet Tête de clown’ by Bernard Buffet – 1955

At just 15, Buffet attended École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, holding his first solo exhibition in Paris four years later. He was awarded "Prix de la Critique", the Critics Award, at age 20, beginning a lifetime under the international spotlight and producing annual exhibitions until his death in 1999. Opera Gallery will be the backdrop for a host of works that celebrate the artist’s diversity, transformation and drama, resonating as much today as they did fifty years ago.

'la sainte chapelle' by Bernard Buffet - 1988

‘la sainte chapelle’ by Bernard Buffet – 1988


Venue: Opera Gallery, G/F – 3/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham St, Central
Date: 10 September – 30 September
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am – 8pm, Sunday & Public Holiday, 11:30am – 5:30pm

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