While many artists of his generation were embarking on the path of conceptual art, Jean-Michel Folon happily explored traditional art techniques throughout his career, including watercolour, bronze sculpture, ceramics, etching, stained glass and even tapestry! He also hunts for objects of all kinds, as starting points for future works. This new, made-to-measure exhibition showcases Folon as a fascinating and little-known artist, a compulsive collector eager to explore his world through a multitude of techniques. Taking place in the majestic yet intimate spaces of one of Victor Horta's first houses, it includes around a hundred works and objects that reflect the endless, intriguing and abundant creativity of the Belgian artist.
A Maison Autrique exhibition in partnership with the Folon Foundation, and part of the 'Folon. A journey in Brussels'.
Through his posters, illustrations, television animations and numerous exhibitions, Folon left his mark on the collective imagination of the last third of the twentieth century. A humanist, the Belgian artist, who died in 2005, left a figurative and poetic body of work, rooted in traditional techniques and, as such, atypical of the artistic panorama of his time.
In partnership with leading Brussels institutions, the Folon Foundation is organising a series of events and exhibitions around Folon's art and world.
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of the National Lottery and its players.
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