François Morellet

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s) Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV)
Horacio Garcia-Rossi
Julio Le Parc
Francisco Sobrino
Joël Stein
Jean-Pierre Vasarely
URLsWikipedia (german)
Institutions/museums Réinstallations, Centre Pompidou, 2011 (French)
Youtube This short film follows François Morellet as he tours his remarkable exhibition DASH DASH DASH at Blain|Southern Berlin for the first time.
Document Pages: 9, 11, 12, 31, 33, GRUPPI STRANIERI - GRAV, - François Morellet, Julio Le Parc (Italian)


Awards
2012Komtur des Ordre des Arts et des LettresMinistère de la Culture et de la CommunicationParis
2008Preis Peter C. Ruppert für Konkrete Kunst in EuropaStiftung Peter C. Ruppert – Sammlung Konkrete Kunst in Europa nach 1945Würzburg


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2016François Morellet. 1970 - 2016Galerie mBochum
Solo exhibition2016François MorelletZentrum für internationale LichtkunstUnna


Publications
Monography2003Ein Buch, in dem es nichts zu sehen gibt, Über Kunstwerke, die nichts sagen wollenFrançois Morellet3-931876-49-7Mainz 
Monography2008SwiridoffFrancois Morellet · Vernunft und Ironie978-3-89929-145-2 Sylvia Weber, Pierre Hugel, Peter van Etten


2016
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Died

Stirbt 2016 in seinem Geburtsort Cholet.

2016
1960
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Research and teaching

Paris, France
First solo exibition of Morellet at Creuze Gallery.

1960
1960 - 1968
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
He create the GRAV "Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel" with Horacio Garcia Rossi, Julio Le Parc, Joël Stein, Francisco Sobrino et Jean-Pierre Yvaral.

1960 - 1968
1960
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Projects

Paris, France
Foundation of the group GRAV (with Julio Le Parc, Jean-Pierre Vasarely, Francisco Sobrino, Joel Stein and Horacio Garcia-Rossi)

1960
1948 - 1975
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Education

Paris, France
Morellet arbeitete zunächst von 1948 bis 1975 im Betrieb seiner Eltern. Während dieser Zeit beschäftigte er sich erst autodidaktisch mit der Malerei, bevor er sich auch von einem Maler unterrichten ließ.

1948 - 1975
1926
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Born

Cholet, France
François Morellet wurde 1926 in Cholet, Département Maine-et-Loire, geboren.

1926
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Places of work / studios

Cholet / Paris, France

 

is a painter, engraver, sculptor, and light artist associated with Minimalism and Conceptual Art, as well as geometrical abstract art. Born in Cholet, Morellet taught himself to paint while working for his father’s company. In 1950, he created his first abstract works, and held his first solo show at Galerie Creuze in Paris. 
Cited: artnet wd.wa. URL: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fran%C3%A7ois-morellet/biography January 13, 2016

In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.
Cited: Artsy wd.wa. URL: https://www.artsy.net/artist/francois-morellet-2 January 13, 2016

 

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L'Avalanche photo L'Avalanche 1996 François Morellet 
Néon dans l’espace photo Néon dans l’espace 1969 François Morellet