Charles-Henry Sommelette

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Born in 1984 in Liège, Charles-Henry Sommelette is a master of intimacy and silence. Using charcoal and graphite, the Belgian artist captures on paper and on canvas the frozen moment of gardens and country lanes deserted of any human presence. In these black and white landscapes, time is suspended, everything is calm, at a standstill, reminiscent of the photographic shot, in which the vanishing point is unique. The immobility and serenity that reign there are both disturbing and full of a gentle melancholy. In this way, the artist plays on a polarisation between anxiety and appeasement. Despite the absence of any human form, these exterior scenes are inhabited by the artist’s private sensations. They are the fruit of Sommelette’s wanderings, which he intends to summon up from his own memory impressions of the place.

” It is my own presence in the landscape that I want to account for.”

 

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Charles-Henry Sommelette

Dream Paper

9 June 2022 – 30 June 2022 09.06.2022 – 30.06.2022
25 RUE AUGUSTE COMTE - 69002 LYON

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Charles-Henry Sommelette

(UN)COMMON VALUES - Two Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art.

21 May 2022 – 18 September 2022 21.05.2022 – 18.09.2022
Banque Nationale de Belgique, Bd de Berlaimont 3, 1000 Bruxelles

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Charles-Henry Sommelette

Paysages du Sart Tilman

4 February 2022 – 28 February 2022 04.02.2022 – 28.02.2022
Maison des étudiants du Sart Tilman (2nd floor - building B8)

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Charles-Henry Sommelette

Prix de la Commission des Arts de Wallonie

22 September 2021 – 22 September 2021 22.09.2021 – 22.09.2021

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