Lot 2316
Daniel Clesse (French, 1932-2016), Large Abstract in Blues
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on cradled repurposed wall panelling, signed "Clesse" and dated 1976-77 to lower right, presented in a white frame, with metal cleat mount to frame upper horizontal.

Frame dimensions 49 3/4 x 61 3/8 in.

Daniel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He worked nights at the post office, choosing to spend his days painting in his studio. He has exhibited at the Autumn Salon, and his work is included in several international public and private collections. The artist defines his paintings as a "colorful equivalence of the birth of the world, forces that lead to gestation, fission, hatching, the renewal of life, the renewal of life, this ephemeral life that glides for a moment on the infinite...If painting has a function, it is, like music, an opportunity among others to bring people together and to bring them this part of the vital dream with color as the only material."

Good estate condition; one small shrinkage crack to panel at lower left; minor wear to frame.