Patrick Lang (born 1950)
Influenced strongly by Chardin, Cézanne and, above all, Bonnard, the still life and landscape paintings of Patrick Lang are beautifully measured and deeply tranquil, often with a bold use of colour, using rich reds and yellows.
The French critic Liliane Ravera comments: “I breathe, in front of the canvas, a marvellous air, pulsating with sun and life.”
In this era of installation and conceptual works, one can still simply paint a bowl of fruit or a small garden bouquet of flowers, with honesty and clarity of vision. In this way, Patrick confronts his reality.
The intimacy of Lang’s work is also reflected in the way he enjoys to see his work hung on a collector’s wall. He finds that in an interior context his work allows the viewer to séjourner, to travel into and wander around the painting.
1966 -71: Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg
1971-76: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris
From 1984: Professor at Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg
From 1989: regular exhibitions in Paris (Galerie Mouvance), Versailles, Angers; also in Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Japan.
2007: Prix Peinture, Salon d’Automne de Carquefou
2004: Prix Evariste, Jonchère Fondation Taylor
1999: Prix Andréi, Graec Fondation Taylor
1986: Prix Bréauté, Academie des Beaux Arts, Institut de France
1998: ‘Artistes Présidents’, catalogue Salon d’Automne, Angers
1998: Pratique des Arts, interview
1995: ‘Ten sculptors and their drawings’, catalogue Galerie Mouvance, Paris
1996-2003: Interviews and texts, written by Liliane Ravera
£1500 — £10,000