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Martine Fontayne , France

To paint is for Martine Fontayne “an absolute need”. To paint the body is the principal subject of her research. “Not the body in its illustrated representation but the body in the expression of the emotions, the feelings, the sensuality, the desire, the fractures… ”. To paint a naked body, stripped of any social envelope, is to perceive the identity of each one, its flesh, its color, its hollows and its full, the shades and lights, as if places where our glance is delayed, dissecting piece by piece the essential life, with ardour or abandonment. She calls them “her body landscapes”
The hand, free of any analysis, adapts the subject, thus conveying the emotion which the artist shares. The gestural brisk, indissociable of its search for “the absolute resemblance”. It is as if writing a fragment of life, that of the model seized in its loneliness. It becomes a collective adventure, that of the model, the spectator and the artist. When the pose is calm, the representation of the subject is still filled of a kind of vibration: “the one moment moment”.
“The artist voluntarily chooses a painting close to the outline, like the fulgurance of feelings. An expression which does not stop with the detail but seeks the intensity of the emotion”. In her paintings on the topic of Argentinean tango one finds the same intent, as if clothing were only one second skin, in total fusion with the flesh which carries them.

The feature remains present, is erased sometimes for better rebirth, then digging the still fresh pigment. She signs her major attachment to the drawing, primary source of her work. The artist likes the matter; delected to triturate the paste, often leaves unscathed zones on the fabric, and plays with scratches, scrapings, and the reliefs. The oil but also collage, pigments, dyes, marble powder, pastels and charcoals intermingled. Reliefs emerge “like the marks of time on the walls of a rocked shelter” she says. “A short moment of emotion dedicated to the past… the flesh is always there”

Martine Fontayne Masculine
Masculine
25.59" X 31.89"
Oil on Canvas
1485 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Un Poco Agitato
Un Poco Agitato
23.62" X 36.22"
Oil on Canvas
1980 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Inspiracion
Inspiracion
25.59" X 31.89"
Oil on Canvas
1980 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Rosa de Abril
Rosa de Abril
15.75" X 19.69"
Oil on Canvas
1485 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Sur n°3
Sur n°3
25.59" X 39.37"
Oil on Canvas
2310 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Oblivion
Oblivion
28.74" X 36.22"
Oil on Canvas
2145 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Esperar
Esperar
31.89" X 39.37"
Oil on Canvas
2640 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Milonga Sentimentale
Milonga Sentimentale
25.59" X 31.89"
Oil on Canvas
2475 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Poema En Si Major
Poema En Si Major
23.62" X 36.22"
Oil on Canvas
2310 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Gracioso
Gracioso
25.59" X 31.89"
Oil on Canvas
2310 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Nu
Nu
19.69" X 25.59"
Mixed Technique on Paper on Canvas.
1155 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Balada Para un Loco
Balada Para un Loco
14.96" X 21.65"
Oil on Canvas
1650 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Anatomie I
Anatomie I
25.59" X 31.89"
Oil on Canvas
1650 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Allegro
Allegro
23.62" X 31.89"
Oil on Canvas
1980 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Féminin III
Féminin III
28.74" X 39.37"
Mixed Technique on Paper on Canvas.
1980 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Ma Non Troppo
Ma Non Troppo
23.59" X 19.69"
Oil on Paper on Canvas
1320 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Feminine V
Feminine V
25.59" X 36.22"
Oil on Paper on Canvas
1650 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Feminine II
Feminine II
25.59" X 39.37"
Mixed Technique on Paper on Canvas.
1980 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Cantabile
Cantabile
28.74" X 39.37"
Oil on Paper on Canvas
1980 $CAD

Martine Fontayne Un Poco Vivace
Un Poco Vivace
18.11" X 21.65"
Oil on Canvas
1485 $CAD

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITS

2008       GALERIE BETTI TOULOUSE (Haute Garonne)
              « LA GALERIE » HOSSEGOR (Landes) galerie Brigitte Capy
              GALERIE  DES ARCADES MONTFLANQUIN (Lot et Garonne)
              MARCHE D’ART « ART ET MUSIC EN SOS » (Lot et Garonne)
              SALON D’ART CONTEMPORAIN de SAINT-MARTIN (Gers)
              « BROUILLARTA » BIARRITZ (Pyrénées Atlantique) peintures et sculptures des artistes du pays Basque
               ARTOTHEQUE ADPL CONDOM (Gers) en permanence
2007       XVIIIème SALON INTERNATIONAL de peinture CLAIRAC (Lot et Garonne)
              MARCHE D’ART « ART ET MUSIC EN SOS » (Lot et Garonne)
              Salon de Thé « L’ENTRACTE » TOULOUSE
              « LA GARONNE EXPOSE » TOULOUSE
2006       XXIème SALON DES ARTS BALMA (Haute Garonne)
2005       ESPACE PICTOR CARCASSONNE (Aude)

PERSONAL EXHIBITS

2008       OFFICE DU TOURISME DE TARBES (Hautes Pyrénées)
                CASINO « GRAND CERCLE »  AIX LES BAINS (Haute Savoie)
                « GUSTANGO » AUSONNE (Haute Garonne), en permanence dans l’espace boutique
                « LE CHOIX DE SOPHIE » TOULOUSE boutique

AWARDS

2008       PRIX DE L’ACA, catégorie peinture, salon d’art contemporain de SAINT-MARTIN  (Gers)