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Cédrix Crespel
Cédrix Crespel

Cédrix Crespel


252 Pages, 9.25 x 12

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $49.95 (US $49.95) (CA $66.95)

Publication Date: January 2019

ISBN 9782757213896

Rights: US & CA

Somogy Art Publishers (Jan 2019)

Price: $49.95


Cédrix Crespel offers us a parallel world in which amazons roam freely, shifting from the status of prey to that of lover, brilliant but untouchable. Satisfying his fantasies, quirks, escapades, and eccentricities Rivera is fascinated by his models, which he alternately celebrates as Muses, Mums or Whores; Madonnas or Madeleine; Marie or Maryline; mistresses or slaves. At the heart of his creation is a daring and impertinent love story—the very personal one of the artist and his wife. Paying tribute to the loves of Dali and Gala, Rivera's work is singular, sulphurous, both rich and accessible, making it recognizable from the first glance. Despite an apparent linearity, with a singular graphic approach born of a personal reflection rather than a plastic influence, the work of Cédrix Crespel is not satisfied with any string and is constantly renewed. The superposition of the layers and the richness of the compositions create the illusion and add to the elegance of the gesture. Its delicate dishes with Glycero give an ice cold impression contradicted with ambiguity by the energy of the colors, a mechanical realization which excludes all vulgarity.

Author Biography

Guillaume Rivera is a critic and art historian.