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Working out of his studio in Brittany, Loïc Raguénès revels in the romanticism of his backyard – an ancient province on the sea. The artist’s thoughts tend to play themselves out in series. His latest body of work, Mists, exists in this contemplative mode. Much like his paintings of the weather and atmosphere, the rhythmic patterns found in Mists draw loosely upon nature, but his wavy lines are as figurative as they are abstract. Raguénès’ allusion to the ocean provide a clue into his practice. The ocean is an element in constant motion, both in reality and our collective memory. Water functions not as vessel for meaning but as a source of illumination and reflection.

Loïc Raguénès (b. 1968, Besançon, France) lives and works in Douarnenez, France. He was the subject of solo exhibitions at C L E A R I N G, both in New York and Brussels; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France; Musée François Pompon, Saulieu, France; Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland and Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy.

Biography

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021

    C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2020

    Chat Pluie, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

  • 2019

    Time’s Wan Wave, C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2017

    Tulips, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium

    Mists, C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2016

    Old Sky New Prairies, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, USA

  • 2015

    About a work #5, Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy

    Solo Presentation, MIART, Milan, Italy

  • 2014

    Classement des nageuses, Centre d’art et images, Orthez, France

  • 2013

    Avec une bonne prise de conscience des divers segments du corps..., 40mcube, Rennes, France

  • 2012

    Villanelle, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2011

    Pierre Brossolette, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, USA

    Une autre aventure de Reinette et Mirabelle, Musée François Pompon, Saulieu, France

    3 Teckels, Le Spot, Le Havre, France

  • 2010

    Teckels & Wallpaper, Galerie de multiples - GDM, Paris, France

    Agathe Le Gouic, Le Spot, Le Havre, France

  • 2009

    Visitez le Jura, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France

    Cricket party, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2008

    Galerie Triple V, Dijon, France

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2017

    C L E A R I N G booth with Zak Kitnick at Independent, New York, NY, USA

  • 2015

    Loïc Raguénès with Sylvie Auvray, Le Consortium, Abbaye de Cluny, France

    Loïc Raguénès with Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Independent Art Fair, New York, NY, USA

  • 2008

    Loïc Raguénès, Aperçu avant impression, with Didier Marcel, Bétonsalon, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    David Zwirner, London, UK

  • 2017

    The act of drinking a Coke by yourself is the lowest form of art, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, Italy

  • 2016

    Two-Story, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium

    Habile beauté – L’Art comme processus, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

  • 2015

    (Un Mural, des tableaux), Frac île-de-France / le Plateau, Paris, France

  • 2014

    Das Optische Unbewusste, KunstzeugHaus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

  • 2013

    Des inconnus dans la maison, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France

    Moon and a Half, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, USA

  • 2012

    Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le blanc, Musée de Gajac, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

  • 2011

    The Deer, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

    Multiples & Co, Villa du Parc, Centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France

    The Seabass, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France

    Terrot, une exposition de motos, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

    Courbet contemporain, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France

  • 2010 - 2005

    Electro Géo, FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France

    Parade, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France

    KIT O’ PARTS, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Animals hits, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

    Oh quel beau déni que le débit de l’eau !, Abbaye St André, CAC, Meymac, France

    Nous tournons en rond dans la nuit et nous sommes dévorés par le feu, FRAC Bourgogne, France

    Landscope, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

    Palimpseste un bon pre-texte, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

    In The Cherished Company of Others, (1648-2036), de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    HangART-7 Edition 10: Frankreich, Hangart-7, Salzburg, Austria

    Rooms, Conversations, FRAC Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France

    XS Paris, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France

    Time Out of Joint (Le Temps désarticulé), FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

    XS, Espace Mica, Rennes, France

    Androïde contre humain, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

    Half Square Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France

    Rendez vous en vigne, FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier, France