SEPULVEDA Francisco, painting

Exuberant, mysterious and magical at the same time, Sepùlveda's polymorphous work abounds with references to his South American roots and to the different cultures to which he was exposed during his numerous and incessant travels. Critics have studied his work and speak of the Sepùlveda Galaxy, the palette of the gods, and they compare him with a joyful ogre with a thunderous laugh, a voracious and insatiable giant, who devours universes, feasting on them, in order to better model only one: his own, unique, brilliant, fascinating. 


Micheline Vorbe, Images between dream and reality



For years now, I have been following the work of Francisco Sepúlveda, an artist of Chilean origin who, although he lives in Switzerland, has lost none of his Latin American roots, nor his humor. In his paintings, the images are installed as if in a surge from that subtle threshold that separates dream from reality. Colorful planes and a surreal atmosphere help him to compose a work crisscrossed with a very significant dreamlike charge. Sepúlveda recreates his own universe in a voluntarily sober space, articulated from a great economy of plastic means and where his figures acquire an unequivocal presence.


Antonio Segui, Arcueil, October 2011


Biography

Born in 1977 in Santiago, Chile. 
Francisco Sepùlveda studied drawing, painting and engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Santiago and then at the Wifredo Lam workshop where he explored the experimental techniques of engraving. 

He has been exhibiting since 1995 and has made numerous trips abroad. His works are in several public collections in the United States, Switzerland, Argentina, Spain, France and Belgium. 

He regularly exhibits in France, Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Latin America.

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Selection of personal exhibitions (since 2002)

2021  Galerie Le Salon Vert, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Louise Gallery, Durbuy, Belgium

2019  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Galerie des Tuiliers, Lyon, France

2018  Louise Gallery, Durbuy, Belgium

2017  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Centre culturel Franco-Mozambicain, Maputo, Mozambique

2016  FFLC Fundation Fernando Leite Couto, Maputo, Mozambique
Galerie Le soleil sur la place, Lyon, France
Galerie Glineur, St Martin de Ré, France

2015  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

2014  Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France
Galerie Le soleil sur la place, Lyon, France

2013  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France
Galerie Eva Double, St Georges du Bois, France

2012  Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France

2011  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Galerie Le soleil sur la place, Lyon, France

2010  Galerie Fallet, Genève, Suisse, France
Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France

2009  Opéra National de Lyon, Lyon, France
Galerie Daniel Besseiche, Paris, France

2008  Galerie Artscenik, Lyon, France 

2007  Galerie L’oeil soleil, Cliousclat, France
Fot imprimeurs, Pusignan, France 

2006  Institut Cervantes, Lyon, France

2005  Palais de Justice, Lyon, France

2004  CCR caisse centrale de réassurances, Paris, France

2002  Musée d’art contemporain, Santiago du Chili, Chili
Musée Venetian, Naxos Island, Greece

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Collective exhibitions

2020  M fine arts Galerie, Boston, USA
Galerie Glineur, Saint Martin de Ré, France
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

2019  Musée d’art et d’histoire de Tarascon, Tarascon, France
René Magritte et artistes de la galerie, Durbuy, Belgium
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

2018  Kunst Rai Art Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Antwerp Art Fair, Antwerp, Belgium
Lille Art Fair, Lille, France

2017  Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris , France
Galerie 22, Lubéron, France

2016  Artistas contemporaneos Chilenos II, Sala Chile, Ambassade du Chili, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Galerie le soleil sur la place, Lyon, France
Galerie Glineur, Saint Martin de Ré, France

2015  Melting Art Gallery, Lille
Galerie le soleil sur la place, Lyon
Artistas contemporaneos Chilenos I, Sala Chile, Ambassade du Chili, Berlin, Germany
Artistas contemporaneos Chilenos I, NordArt, Budelsdorf, Germany
Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Tarascon, France

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Exhibitions in museums

2019  Musée d’art et d’histoire de Tarascon, France

2012  Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, USA
Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, USA

2011  Palais des Papes, Avignon, France

2005  Musée des Beaux-Arts, Carcassone, France

2004  Musée Ancien de Peinture, Grenoble, France

2003  Musée d’art moderne, Chiloé Island, Chili

2002  Musée d’art Contemporain, Santiago, Chili
Musée Venetian, Naxos Island, Greece

2001  Musée National M.K. Ciurlionis, Kaunas, Lituania

2000  Musée d’art Contemporain, Santiago, Chili

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Public collections

-    FFLC Fundacao Fernando Leite Couto, Maputo, Mozambique
-    Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México, Mexico
-    New York Public Librbary, New York, USA
-    Museo Nacional del Grabado, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-    Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland
-    Musée du dessin et la gravure originale, Graveline, France
-    BNP bibliothèque National de Paris, Paris, France
-    Centro de arte contemporaneo de Cordoba, Argentina
-    IAGO Instituto de artes graficas de Oaxaca, Mexico
-    Bibliothèque Royal de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium
-    Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
-    Biblioteca Nacional de Espana, Madrid, Spain
-    Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
-    Bibliothèque Municipale de la Part-dieu, Lyon, France
-    Instituto Cervantes, Lyon , France

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