1:1 (exemplaire de tête), 2005
Born in Nice in 1944, Roland Flexner moved to New York in 1982, where he continues to live and work. He has injected various random factors to his drawn work such as blowing on a bubble of soap mixed with ink (The Bubbles series) or inclining a sheet of paper soaked in black sumi ink, using an age-old method learned in Japan. His landscapes are always unique; images of cellular planets, aquatic or lunar horizons sometimes mounted on wood like votive offerings or Chinese dream stones. His drawings or photographs of skulls surrounded by smoky trails, explore the genre of the
Vanity. Flexner participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennale in 2010. His work is present in some of the world’s most prestigious collections (the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the MoMA and the Whitney Museum in New York, the National Museum of Modern Art In Tokyo and the François Pinault Collection).