Born in 1952 in Rodez in the southwest of France, André Nadal is a major figure in contemporary optical art. His work is exhibited in prestigious galleries all over the world: Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, Miami, London, Singapore and of course Lausanne.
Before entering the École des Beaux-Arts in Perpignan, André Nadal first learned industrial drawing at a time when people were still drawing with their hands. Is this the source of his masterly precision, both in the quality of his line and in the structure of his works? Perfect geometrical shapes building complex and fascinating patterns, his floating monochrome and polychrome compositions testify to a boundless imagination.
Her artistic expression is very pure and pays tribute to black and white. By playing with different brushing and smoothing techniques, with the mattness or shine of the paint as well as the support, shadows and lights are mixed, giving her works a singular depth and richness.
“For me, monochrome allows me to go into the contradiction. From the poverty of colour – because a colour is poor in relation to a palette – we need to achieve maximum richness […], a subject that is really strong, and that is really moving for the eyes.”André Nadal