David Hominal

16 Mar — 22 Apr 2017 at Kamel Mennour Gallery in Paris, France

David Hominal, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Kamel Mennour
David Hominal, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Kamel Mennour
13 APR 2017

Kamel Mennour is proud to present David Hominal's fourth solo show at the gallery.

The current exhibition continues the one presented at the Consortium which was held at the end of last year. In the words of Stéphanie Moisdon, the curator of last year's show: 'David Hominal's work stands right in the middle of today's tumultuous landscape. It contains no hidden parts, neither revealed nor disguised. It stands there in the full, raw light of its appearance. No second degree, no false floor, no illusion, no tricks. His painting expresses only what can be seen, routing all efforts to clarify and unveil, as wearisome as these are numerous.'

At the Rue du Pont de Lodi, Hominal is exhibiting an impressive collection from his recent work consisting of large, at once brightly and darkly coloured canvases, halfway between abstract and figurative painting. The painter's gestures can be glimpsed through the blank patches and the flashes of pigment, the moments of pictorial intensity appearing in the midst of solid colour, and the roughly sketched heads. A tragic or liberating drive, 'painting is in itself composition' for David Hominal, who has no need to find organisational principles in his canvases, endeavouring instead to feel, to find, to recover the impetus of creation.