Christian Bonnefoi

It was in 1970 that Christian Bonnefoi created his first paintings, putting his knowledge to the “test of practice”. Having participated by his writings – as did the members of BMPT or Support-Surface – in the deconstruction of the various components of painting, he will favor, in his pictorial practice a reflection on the space of the painting and its modes of elaboration: Christian Bonnefoi’s art is a surface art, an art which abandons the idea of ​​surface as a “prerequisite” and which will make the support, the texture, the material, the essential of the painting.