Gustave Singier was born in Belgium and lived in Paris until the effervescence of 1980. All his life, the painter evolves in a prolific creative universe. he painted a few cartoons for stained glass windows and tapestries, mosaics, illustrated books anddesigns costumes for Jean Villar’s Théâtre National Populaire and for the Paris Opera. Painter of the new school of Paris, he is a professor at the Académie Rançon and belongs to the group of “Non-Figuratives”.
From the post-war period until the 1960s, abstract painting flourished in Paris. However, his posterity is diminished by his historical successors. On the one hand, the avant-gardes reappeared (neo-Dadaism, neo-Reaslime, neo-Fauvism) and on the other, the painters of the next generation slipped away from Paris to model themselves on the great painters of the American abstraction still unknown in France.
Without ever fully detaching himself from reality, he strives to represent what he sees. Reality serves as a repertoire of form. The painter transposes, deforms and reforms reality to better show it in another register. If we know that geometric abstraction is never far from its way and its touch.
• Exhibition at the Adriano Villata gallery, 7 Feb. – March 8, 1981, Rome
• “Dynamic Space” fresco, University of the city of Villeuneuve d’Ascq
• In Paris: MNAM Center Pompidou, CNAP National Center for Plastic Arts, MAMVP Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
• In France: Nantes Museum of Fine Arts, Les Abattoirs Toulouse, Dole Museum of Fine Arts
• Jean Musy, Jean-Jacques Aillagon and Bernard Dorival, Bertholle, Chastel, Singier , [exhibition at the National School of Fine Arts, January 27 – March 2, 1982], Paris, National School of Fine Arts, 1982
• Cat. exp. Camille Bourniquel, Pierre Cabanne, Gustave Singier , [exhibition at the Adriano Villata gallery, 7 Feb. – March 8, 1981] Rome, Galleria Adriano Villata, 1981