Artwork information

Category

Painting

Technique

Oil on canvas

Date

2018

Dimensions

110 cm x 110 cm x 2.5 cm

Signature

Signed and dated on the back

State of conservation

Very good

Framing

No

Location

Paris, France

Description

Magnificent portrait painted by Françoise Nielly (born in 1960).

This painting was completed in 2018 by the French painter, using an oil painting technique applied to the canvas with a knife. This technique lends a beautiful energy to the painting, and its material is rich and dense.

Canvas dimensions: 110 x 110 x 2.5 cm.

Provenance

French private collection. Presented as a gift to the current owner.

The artist

Painter

Françoise Nielly

Emerging artistEmerging artist
Painter
Born in 1960
France

Bio

Originally from Marseille, Françoise Nielly grew up in the South of France before moving to Paris. After a successful first career as an illustrator and advertising photographer, she decided to take a radical turn and devote herself to painting, redefining the art of portraiture.

Nielly shapes the human face with brutal energy, using her knife as a creative instrument, leaving expressive scars on the canvas. The bursts of life that emerge from her paintings are the result of a deep engagement with the medium, a veritable hand-to-hand encounter with paint.

Color, propelled like a projectile, lends each brushstroke an almost musical intensity, vibrating like a sonorous note. Flecks of paint become musical touches, dissonant and noisy like life itself. Yet within the space of the painting, these discordant elements harmonize to create a unique timbre that lends a distinctive soul to each face.

Renowned for her remarkable skill with knife and oil paint, Françoise Nielly's portraits command the eye, captivating with the violent expression of life they reveal. Each work presents a different face, but each repetition offers a new perspective, exposing the intense force of the human condition.