Art Space S265 Paros – Studio 265
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF PAROS
The Art Space S265 Paros – Studio 265 & the Art Appėl Gallery of Athens, under the auspices of the Municipality of Paros, cordially invite you to the solo exhibition of the French painter and sculptor Frédéric Bootz titled: Landscapes of the soul on Friday, the 7th of August, 2020 at 20:00 Provincial Road Parikias – Naoussa, PAROS – Coordinator: Anna Kontoleon.
– Communication Sponsorship by the Paros magazine, PAROLA –
The works of the exhibition are oil on canvas from the artist’s recent work and indicative of his past associations as well as sculptural constructions made of marble and stone from Paros.
The artist, taciturn and quiet, records in his works, in the form of psychogeography, in a very special way and intense personal writing his view of the world and his philosophical approach of life, filtered thoughts and knowledge from the rich experience he has lived in many countries.
He came to Paros in the 90’s and since then he lives and works both in Paris and Paros.
His works often refer to Japanese Gardens, although the mental dimension of the landscapes is always evident, perhaps because Frédéric Bootz is French, but also due to his Japan origins (his grandmother was from a royal family in Japan).
He is a multidimensional artist whose activities cover the entire spectrum of visual arts, from painting and sculpture to stage design.
He was a permanent collaborator (from 1964 until 2013 when it closed) of the historic Galerie Ariel of Paris, (140 boulevard Haussmann, collaborators: Appel, Debré, Alechinsky, Dubuffet Poliakoff) with gallerist Jean Pollak, who had highlighted the movement CO.M.BRA and trafficked the works of Joan Miró.
He has held many solo exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, but also in Greece, Art Appel Gallery, Athens, Dépôt Art gallery, Athens, GK art gallery, Athens, Galerie 3, Athens, Galerie Zalokosta 7, Athens, ART+, Athens, Chroma Gallery, Corfu, Art Gallery Nafplio, Nafplio, Galerie Z-M, Thessaloniki.
Honorary entries: 1979 FIAC, Paris, 1976 Salon of the Neorrealists, Paris, 2001 National Technical University of Athens, 2014 Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens (Frederic Bootz & Panos Charalambous) in regards to the events of the Hellas-France alliance.
Retrospective exhibitions: Patreon Gallery, Patra, French Institute of Athens, Maison Descartes, Amsterdam.
His works can be found in Foundation ARC (Grand Palais museum in Paris), the Amsterdam Museum of Modern Art and in private collections in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, N. York and Greece.
His works have also been sold at international auctions in Greece and Europe.
In the cinema, he has created sets for the films “40th parallel-the LES 40 EMES RUGISSANTS” by Jacques Perrin, with Michel Serrault and Julie Christie,”The adoption-L’adoption” with Geraldine Chaplin produced by Jacques Perrin, (in Greece we know him because he was the producer of the play “Z” by Kostas Gavras, which is based on the homonymous novel by Vasilis Vasilikos, and refers to the murder of EDA MP Grigoris Lambrakis.
He has created the posters for the film: “State of siege” by Kostas Gavras, with Yves Montan, documentary: Black Africa and scripts for the films: “le passage”, based on the novel by Z. Reverzy, “Ham of the Ardennes” and “return to Ruasy.”
Frederic Bootz is also included in the international Visual Dictionary E.BENEZIT.
Nouvelle Observateur has written of his work: “the years did not share well: only Melville, Bachelard, Baudelaire could conceive these drawings and paintings of Frederic Bootz. In regard to these works, we ought to consult these geniuses, for such works deserve their attention”.
In Greece for the works of Frédéric Bootz, the following have written:
– The academic Evangelos Moutsopoulos
– The art historian and professor at the University of Athens, Athena Schina
– The art historian, Bia Papadopoulou
– The art historian and associate of the Political Department of law At the University of Athens, Konstantinos Basios
The poet Elligenis has written poems inspired by the works of the artist with which he was awarded the 1st prize by the Association of Greek writers.
He has had a 3-page tribute in Postman magazine.
The major newspapers and magazines of daily and monthly press in Greece have included him.
Duration: August 7 – September 15, 2020
Visiting Hours: By appointment, contact + 30 69 444 60 172
@ ART SPACE / STUDIO 265