• Hadrien de Corneillan - The Final Countdown – online solo exhibition

    Hadrien de Corneillan lives and works in the south of France, between Nimes and Avignon. In his work the painter contrasts socialization and nature, man and the environment, the future and the past. What sounds so succinct - will be our fate.

    A few years ago, Hadrien had perfected his painting to such an extent that the pictures appeared photorealistically. A couple of years ago he changed the colours. From then on, black and white dominated.

    His subjects: industrial ruins, dismantled offshore oil rigs and, in front of that, people enjoying their usual leisure activities. It's a bit like the Blade Runner, the 1982 Ridley Scott dystopian film noir that depicts a future, apocalyptic world that is both disturbing and beautiful in its imagery. It also has something of a mood lost in reverie, but it is not a dream world, it is not a dream interpretation. With biting realism, the artist takes us out of our individual soap bubble worlds.

    “Will things ever be the same again”?

     

    Text by Andreas Schlichtner, Vienna, 01/04/2021 // proofread by Kelly Dale

    Hadrien de Corneillan - The Final Countdown – online solo exhibition

    Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Hadrien de Corneillan - The Final Countdown – online solo exhibition

Murmuration 1

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Murmuration 1
2018
90 x 60 cm
acrylic on canvas
Murmuration 1

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Murmuration 1
2018
90 x 60 cm
acrylic on canvas
Murmuration 1

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Murmuration 1
2018
115 x 88 cm
acrylic on canvas
Murmuration 1

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Murmuration 1
2018
88 x 115 cm
acrylic on canvas
Mobile/Immobile

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Mobile/Immobile
2018
60 x 90 cm
acrylic on canvas
Géométries

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Géométries
2017
65 x 92 cm
acrylic on canvas
N1

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

N1
2017
60 x 81 cm
acrylic on canvas
Les gardiens – 5x400.000

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Les gardiens – 5x400.000
2017
60 x 90 cm
acrylic on canvas
Poste source 1

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Poste source 1
2017
81 x 116 cm
acrylic on canvas