Claude Viallat

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Claude Viallat was born in 1936 in Nimes, France, where he continues to live and work. He is one of the founders of the Supports/Surfaces movement in the 1970s, which called for art to renew itself through a deconstruction of traditional materials. Viallat started to work on industrial tarp, endlessly repeating the same abstract pattern, resembling a small bone, which became his signature. Stencilled repeatedly onto a range of supports, the pattern asks us to reflect on the meaning of the creative act and the status of the work of art.










  • Sans titre n°116, 2014
    305 x 194 cm
    120 1/8 x 76 3/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°28, 2013
    acrylic on white sheet
    208 x 140 cm
    81 7/8 x 55 1/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°61, 2014
    acrylic on striped canvas
    108 x 173 cm
    42 1/2 x 68 1/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°95, 2014
    150 x 250 cm
    59 x 98 3/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°534, 2013
    180 x 219 cm
    70 7/8 x 86 1/4 in.



  • Sans titre n°201, 2014
    208 x 280 cm
    81 7/8 x 110 1/4 in



  • Sans titre n°122, 2013
    280 x 200 cm
    110 1/4 x 78 3/4 in.



  • Sans titre n° 20, 2006
    Acrylic on tarpaulin
    180 x 180 cm
    71 x 71 in.



  • Sans titre n° 035, 2006
    Acrylic on tarpaulin
    126 x 242 cm
    49 2/3 x 95 1/3 in.



  • Sans titre n°13, 1996
    Acrylic on sheet
    196 x 283 cm
    77 1/8 x 111 3/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°057, 1997
    Acrylic on canvas
    280 x 192 cm
    110 1/4 x 75 5/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°004, 1981
    Acrylic on canvas
    283 x 210 cm
    111 3/8 x 82 5/8 in.



  • Sans titre n°003, 1978
    Acrylic on tent
    140 x 135 cm
    55 x 53 in.



  • Sans titre n°082, 1976
    Acrylic on sunshade
    278 x 79 cm
    109 1/2 x 31 in.



  • Sans titre n°110, 1976
    Acrylic on white sheet
    265 x 143 cm
    104 3/8 x 56 1/4 in.



  • Exhibition view



  • Exhibition view

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