Claude Viallat, acrylic on canvas, 1973

As co-founder of the French movement ‘Supports/Surfaces’, Claude Viallat questioned the conventions about painting. This resulted in an abstract colourful style in which he used all kinds of materials as carriers and renouncing a stretcher. Besides that, his work is mostly characterised by his specific visual language.

From the place where he grew up, region Nîmes, Viallat experienced a passion for bull-culture. His collected objects about this led in the 1980s to the foundation of ‘Musée des Cultures Taurines’. For decades, his artworks show a repetitive shape that is often compared with a brand for bulls. Like the bulls from the same stable are branded, his work also shows the same brand mark in an emblematic way.


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