Un tableau qui n'existe pas, 2015
Born in Clamart in 1974, Nicolas Chardon lives and works in Paris. The subjects of his paintings reproduce the established styles of avant-garde modernism. Malevich’s orthogonal rigor takes a beating along the way. Off balance monochromes and labyrinths skewed by a seismic waves marry the deformities in the checked fabric, which takes the place of both canvas and background. A black square on a gingham background: an abstract picnic (which might have had a drink too many). Although he may seem to be just having a laugh, Nicolas Chardon is continuing on the great “modernist adventure”, whose style today has become “something of a common language”.
His work is exhibited in galleries, museums and other art related spaces (CAC Brétigny, Strasbourg Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art) and can be found in French (FRAC, Pompidou Centre) and International collections (MUDAM Luxemburg, Meritz Foundation in Seoul.