Bertrand Fournier Gears Up for First Solo Show at Delphian in London

by Drew Penner

Bertrand Fournier is pretty new to art.

He was born in 1985 in Île-de-France, and didn’t even begin painting until his 30s. At the time, he was working as a psychiatric nurse, and had a lot of experience appreciating the beauty of imperfection. But he fell headlong for the discipline. He’s come up with paintings titled Scrabble II, Monster, The Black Mountains and Cheese.

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He’s now preparing for his debut solo show in the UK, to be hosted at Delphian Gallery in Hoxton.

Here, you can get the results of bright colors and disorganized spaces appearing on untreated linen canvas. It’s a mix of abstraction and symbolism.

And while Fournier has only been exhibiting for the past two years, galleries beyond his national borders have already picked up on his unique scent. Delphian seems a particularly good fit for an initial London-town showcase.

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The artist-run gallery showcases contemporary art at a variety of locations and was named in reference to the ancient oracle of Apollo. It aims to highlight both captivating and challenging work. Delphian’s mission is to give a boost to artists who are just entering the arena, rendering the partnership with Bertrand Fournier a perfect match.

Opening: May 2, 6-9 p.m.

Show Run: May 2-17, 2019

Address: 253 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG

Website: delphiangallery.com