With Renaud Delorme, form follows colour, and an image emerges from the sum of many parts. The foundation for his multi-layered pieces is the black halftone image of a celebrity printed onto a transparent pane of acrylic glass. Behind this – sorted by colour and meticulously aligned – are the cleverly arranged objects that constitute the work’s background. Delorme collects hundreds of seemingly discarded items: film rolls, bottle caps and shampoo containers are amongst the unusual components found in his works. His images are more than just puzzles to be explored, however. These multi-faceted works of art highlight the powerful relationship between subjects, colours, and objects in a celebration of the beauty of the ephemeral.
Born in Marseille in 1970, Renaud Delorme belongs to an emerging group of innovative artists working in France. The path of his artistic career might have been ordained at birth – he is a descendant of Adolphe Monticelli, one of the pioneers of French impressionism. After studying Plastic Arts at the renowned University Paris VIII, Delorme began exhibiting his work in individual and group shows in cities such as Paris, Antwerp and San Francisco. His exciting work has won several awards and can be found in numerous international collections.
|1970||Born in Marseille, France|
|Studied Art at the École des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France|
|2000||Prix de l’ADAGP, France|
|2012||Renaud Delorme, Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium|
|2012||Renaud Delorme, Leonhard Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium|
|2003||Renaud Delorme, Galerie Epry/ Cayla, Paris, France|
Group Exhibitions (Selection)
|2014||Summer Show, K+Y Gallery, Paris, France|
|2013||Group Exhibition, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, USA|
|2012||Winter-Expo, Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium|