ARICKX Lydie, painting, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2013

Telluric and colossal, the work of Lydie Arickx is similar to the activity of volcanoes. By drawing her energy from the heart of the vital reflexes, by formulating essential intuitions, this artist embodies with great panache the energy which creates planets, let the trees grow, let the men die.

Françoise Monnin, October 2011

Lydie Arickx, a name registered in the heritage of painting.

Her fame in France and out the hexagon testifies of it. Creative power, emotional drives, peculiarity.

A metaphysical work, feverish, magnificent, installed in the galaxy of bodies to explore depths of the human psyche; an obsessional quest canvasses the human anatomy, pushing the brush-scalpel, in search of the invisible which steals the flesh.

Her magnificent, stormy, exaggerated work, embedded in the genius, leads her to be part of the Greatests.

At first sight, the work can surprise, embarrass, worry, oppress (any approach of the authentic art always raises question), question; but the lucid look allows to penetrate into this saga of bodies, into this luxurious apocalypse diving in the most secret, into this bubbling painting which sculptures some greatness in a carnal orgy.

Stubborn, relentless work where grinds the death, obsession of the alive, where sits the talent master of brushes and who, after all, dedicates the triumph of the flesh which immortal shape can be deciphered in Lascaux

Pierre Osenat


Painter and sculptor, Lydie Arickx was born in 1954 in Villecresnes from Flemish parents.

After studies (1974-1978 ) to the College of graphic arts of Paris ( ESAG), presented by Roland Topor, she obtains her first personal exhibition in 1979 in the gallery Jean Briance (pastels and oil).

From the beginning of the 1980s, she participates in international events as Art Basel, FIAC or Art Paris.

In 1988, she presents her work in Belgium, in Switzerland, in Germany, in the Netherlands then in Spain and in the United States (first exhibition presented by Amaury Taittinger in New York beside Francis Bacon).

In 1991, she settles down in the region of the Landes where she works on large formats and approaches the monumental sculpture.

From 1993, she realizes several frescoes for various sites in France.

In 1998, she creates with Alex Bianchi a festival of contemporary art "the Meetings of the Dial" which will welcome during five consecutive years more than 80 international and emergent artists.

In 1999, for the 800th anniversary of Saint Emilion's Jurade, Lydie Arickx presents a double personal exhibition in the convent and in the Monolithic Church.

The artist organizes regularly cultural events on big national stages (Art Senate 2001) staging the contemporary art and the live performance (training courses of creativity for schools, companies, hospitals, cultural events, exhibitions, etc…).

Works of Lydie Arickx appear in the big international public collections (National Museum of modern Art of Paris, Centre Pompidou, Palace of Tokyo, FNAC) and within the public place (Paul-Brousse hospital to Villejuif, Intermunicipal Hospital center of Créteil, IUFM (FRENCH SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION) of Mont-de-Marsan, PIMPS SAINT-VINCENT-DE-TYROSSE, fresco for the remembrance from the centenary of the arenas of Dax in 2013).

Finally, her studio is considered as a place of full experiment which she likes sharing with every public.

In 2014, will be published by the editions Diabase her first manuscript, “We live”.

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Personal exhibitions

2021  Ne Me Consolez Pas !, Abbaye de Flaran, France
Arborescences, Château de Chambord, France
La Vie Nue, Galerie Capazza, France

2020  Parcours d’art contemporain autour d’Auguste Rodin, Galerie Capazza Nançay in partenership with Musée Rodin - 1 exhibition 5 locations 60 artists

2019  Créatrices, l'émancipation par l'art, Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes, France
Art Paris Art Fair, booth A21 with the Loo & Lou Gallery, Paris, France

2018  Tant qu’il y aura des ogres, Château Biron – from December, 8th 2018 to May 2019

2017  Gravité Exposition performance à la Loo & Lou Gallery, Paris
Art Paris Art Fair, booth A21 with the Loo & Lou Gallery, Paris

2016  Arickx au Carré (performance exhibition), Galerie Airial, Mimizan
En live à l’Atabal, Biarritz
Oublier qu’on peint, performance and installation at the Conciergerie

2015  Galerie Egregore, Marmande, France
Lydie Arickx à Roubaix : La Piscine – La Manufacture – La Condition Publique – Le Non lieu, France
Two monumental steel sculptures, Château de Cadillac, France
Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France    

2014  20 ème festival d’art : invitée d’honneur, Carla Bayle, France 
Galerie Egregore, Marmande, France
Artothèque, Gondrin, France
Crypte Sainte Eugénie : Corpusculaire, Biarritz, France

2013  Le Clos des Cimaises : Songes drolatiques, Saint-Georges du Bois, France
Chapelle St Anne : Les Apparaîtres, avec Alain Gillis, Tours, France

2012  Réfectoire des Cordeliers / Galerie Saint-Germain et Musée de l’histoire de la médecine de l’Université Paris Descartes : Avant les mots – les langes de la vie, Paris  
Galerie Polad-Hardouin : Avant les mots, Paris, France
Chapelle Sainte Anne, Arles, France
Château d’eau-Château d’art : Le mythe de la Caverne, Bourges, France

2011  Espace Van Gogh : Toréer la matière, Arles, France 
Le Carmel : L’abandon de la conscience, Tarbes, France
Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine : Un petit Chaperon rouge, Bordeaux, France
Toréart and artistic performance in the arenas, Mont-de- Marsan, France

2010  Chemins d’art en Armagnac, Sainte Quitterie, Fourcès, France
La Galerie des arènes, Vic Fezansac, France
Galerie du Saint James, Bouliac, France
Galerie Le Clos des Cimaises, Saint Georges du Bois, France
Prieuré de Vinetz, Châlons-en-Champagne, France

2009  Musée de Guéthary : Quand l’amor monte, Guéthary, France
Galerie Ardital : El Homicidio, Aix-en-Provence, France
Galerie D.X : À corps perdu, Bordeaux, France
Galerie Lillebonne  – Centre culturel André Malraux  – Espace ICAR, Nancy, France
Villa Béatrix Ènea – Patio, Anglet, France
Galerie d’art du Lycée Duplessis-Mornay, Saumur, France

2008  Galerie Polad-Hardouin : Tellement j’ai faim..., Paris, France
XIIème Journée du patrimoine de la Thibaudière, Tercé, France
Galerie Grand’Rue , Poitiers, France

2007  Centre d’Art Contemporain, Mont de Marsan, France

2006  Musée d’art Contemporain : La Nativité,  Chauvigny Les Bains Douches, France 
Collégiale Saint Pierre : Paysages et Spiritualité, Chauvigny, France
Double exhibition : Il n’y a de repos pour personne, Paris, France
Galerie Meyer le Bihan, Galerie Idées d’artistes, France
3rd contemporary art biennal of Bourges : Galerie Entre Temps, Bourges, France

2005  Galerie Idées d’artistes : État de Grâce, Paris, France
Art Paris : Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Galerie Grand’Rue, Poitiers, France
Chapelle Sainte Anne, Tours, France
Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine : Les femmes et l’art, Bordeaux, France 

2004  Chapelle Saint Jacques : Mémoires du corps, Vendôme, France

2003  Carré/Musée Bonnat : Job, un genou en terre, Bayonne, France
Basilique Saint Jean : Les descentes de croix, Troyes, France
Plaza Conde de Rodezno, Peintures et sculptures : Pamplona, Spain
Le Temple : Taurôs, Caussade, France
MAC-Modern Art Center-Fondation Rustin : Arickx-Nitkowski-Rustin,  Anvers, Belgium

2002  Collégiale Saint Pierre-La-Cour, Le Mans, France
Galerie l’Atelier, Le Mans, France
Galerie Idées d’artistes : Un genou en terre, Paris, France

2001  Galerie Art Témoin, Paris, France
St’art 2001, Strasbourg, France
Chapelle des Carmes, Musée de Borda : Tauromachie, Dax, France

2000  Atelier de Guy Lebaigue, Nontron, France

1999  Crucifixion, Eglise de Saint Emilion, France

1998  Centre 2000 : peintures, sculptures, Arcachon, France
Galerie Margaron, Paris, France
Château de Viaud, fresque 25 m x 2,5 m,  Lalande de Pomerol, France
Couvent des Cordeliers : Les racines du chaos, peintures,  sculptures, Mairie de Paris
Galerie Méduane, Laval, France

1997  Galerie Pierre Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
Salon d’Erné : Guest of honour,  Mayenne, France

1995  Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France

1994  Galerie Pierre Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
Galerie Gimaray, Paris, France

1992vGalerie Psyché, Martigues, France
Galerie 27, Toulouse, France
Galerie Varga Darlet, Bordeaux, France

1990   Galerie Christine Colmant, Bruxelles, Belgium
Galerie Zour Alten-Deutschen Schule, Thun, Switzerland
Galerie Felman, Paris, France
Galerie Vulkan, Mayence, Germany
Bâle Art Fair (Switzerland) Galerie Colmant (Bruxelles, Belgium)
Galerie Oniris Barnoud, Dijon, France
Linéart Fair : Gand, Belgium (Galerie Vrijdag, Renaix)
Galerie Pierre Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
Galerie Oniris Barnoud, Dijon, France

1989  Galerie Rencontre, Bruxelles, Belgium
RVS Gallery, Southampton N.Y, USA
Carré des Arts du Parc Floral de Vincennes, Paris, France
Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelone, Spain
Galerie Pierre Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
Galerie Jenny Vrijdag, Renaix, Belgium

1988  Galerie de Giele Gere, Gant, Belgium
Galerie 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Frechen, Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany
Galerie 2016, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Galerie Mat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Oniris Barnoud, Dijon, France
Galerie Jean Briance, Paris, France
Galerie Nicole Buck, Strasbourg, France

1987  Galerie la Malgrange, Thionville, France
Galerie Jaqueline Moussion, Carnac, France
Galerie Nicole Buck, Strasbourg, France

1986  Musée d’Art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France
Galerie Jaqueline Moussion, Nantes, France
FIAC: Galerie Jean Briance, Paris, France

1985  Galerie Jean Briance, Paris, France
Musée de Dunkerque, France

1984  Galerie Garnier, Amiens, France
Galerie Amaury Taittinger, New York, USA

1983  Galerie Amaury Taittinger, New York, USA
Galerie Jean Briance, Paris, France

1982  Galerie Jean Briance Aide à la première exposition, Paris, France
Galerie l’Escapade : « L’Amour  », Geneva, Switzerland

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Public collections

National museum of Modern Art, Paris

Museum of Dole, France   
Museum of Dunkerque, France   
National Funds of Contemporary Art, The Defense, France   
Museum of Carcassonne, France   
Museum of Tokyo, Japan   
Centre Pompidou: exhibition organized by Christian Boltanski of collections of the Cabinet of graphic arts, acquisitions 1977-98
Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Paris, France

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