Rene' Couturier is a world renowned artist whose works
display a master virtuosity. His talent encompasses the bold figurative lines of
the "Jeune Painture" Movement, the power of an Abstract dimension, and a
phenomenal color technique which is distinctly his own. Couturier's superimposed
layers of sand and oil paint are blended on canvas by palette knife. From this
textured foundation his his brilliant tomes are brought forth with an astounding
intensity. The resulting composition is a vigorous contrast of color on texture,
texture on dimension, dimension on line.
Born in 1933 in Dieppe, Normandy, a coastal town of
France, Rene' began drawing before he could walk. His artistic ambitions
withstood four adolescent years at a watch making school and he later went on to
study at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts of Marseille. From 1958 to 1968 he was
represented in several group and salon shows in France. he has since embarked on
a round of exhibitions that include Europe, Africa, Canada and the United
Several of his landscapes and still life drawings were
inspired by his native seaside environment, many others were culled from far
reaching sojourns to Brazil, Morocco, Spain and Mali, and six months on the
Often likened to Bernard Buffet, Rene' Couturiers'
works reflect a similar eye for subject studies, but the focus of the intent
originates from a uniquely personal source of fervor. Couturier's remarkable
talent stands apart as enlightened testimony: his art is self evident.