Cecil Touchon

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[may 27th - june 12th, 2016]

 Internationally renowned artist Cecil Touchon creates elegant abstractions derived from the typographical tradition. Employing collage and paint, Touchon’s practice seamlessly merges ephemera with partial curvilinear letterforms, reminiscent of the early 20th century Constructivist and Synthetic Cubist movements.

In this solo exhibition, it is the artist’s intent to deconstruct both the “word” and the “letter” so as to distill a more primordial form. The artist burnishes the painted surface, exposing earlier layers of paper and paint that could serve as a metaphor associated with a timeline of life on earth.

Cecil Touchon was born in Austin, Texas. His artistic inspiration was ignited early and explored throughout his childhood and into his young adulthood.  He received his BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Throughout his career which spans over 30 years, Touchon has been collected worldwide and figures prominently in the Massurrealism movement. Touchon is a founding member of the 1987 Post- Dogmatist Group as well as a respected member of the Art Mail and Fluxus communities. Touchon's work was exhibited in the 2001 and 2009 Venice Biennale and can be found in more than 45 corporate and international collections. Touchon's paintings are also in the permanent collections of The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Art Institute and The Tate Modern.

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