MAURICE BLAUSSYLD  07.22.21 - 09.19.21

The Maria Leuff Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition by French artist Maurice Blaussyld. Through the union of form and philosophy, Maurice Blaussyld's work demands the exploration of art through that which is beyond it. It insists on a conquest of the concept of perfection, one that rejects any absolute end and unfolds the possibilities of chance and error in an elaborate and continuous manner. Continually exploring themes such as existence, repetition and the invisible, Blaussyld’s work is elusive. With pieces that are often untitled, Blaussyld's works do not follow any chronological logic. They are not revisited or worked on; on the contrary, they are constantly materialized. One could say that they are perpetually in process; without beginning nor end.

The spatial and temporal coordinates that appear to exist within and between Blaussyld's works are illusory. The perceived physical space and temporal shift between objects or iterations testify to the dual regime of unique singularity and infinite multiplicity at play in the artist's ever transforming work. Whether through volumetric forms in oak and ammonia, alkyd resin and iron, inks on graph paper or even autopsy images, these specific and powerfully humble materials return again and again, recontextualised. They appear as an emergence of the image and thus testify to its existence.

Maurice Blaussyld's (born 1960 in Calais, France) work has been shown in institutional exhibitions including S.M.A.K Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent; MAMCO, Geneva; Musée de Rochechouart; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Fondation Ricard, Paris; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris; Biennale d'art Contemporain, Rennes; Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne; Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Le Magasin, Grenoble and the Musée National de Monaco, Monaco. His work is included in many public collections, notably S.M.A.K.; MAC's Grand Hornu; IAC Villeurbanne; FRAC Bretagne; FRAC Île-de-France; FRAC Acquitaine and the Centre Nationale Arts Plastiques. In 2013, Maurice Blaussyld was awarded the Bernd Lohaus Prize in Antwerp, Belgium. For more information please contact Amy Elizabeth at info@themarialeufffoundation.com.