• 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

Thank you Mr McLean

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Thank you Mr McLean
2019
acrylic on canvas
Thank you Mr McLean

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Thank you Mr McLean
2019
acrylic on canvas
Thank you Mr. McLean

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Thank you Mr. McLean
2019
acrylic on canvas
Smoke on the water

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Smoke on the water
2019
81 x 100 cm
acrylic on canvas
Nature #2 1820-2020

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Nature #2 1820-2020
2020
acrylic on canvas
Nature #2 1820-2020

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Nature #2 1820-2020
2020
acrylic on canvas
The men who ate the earth

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

The men who ate the earth
2019
81 x 116 cm
acrylic on canvas
The beach

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

The beach
2018
81 x 116 cm
acrylic on canvas
Glorious fifties

Photo courtesy of Hadrien de Corneillan

Glorious fifties
2018
81 x 116 cm
acrylic on canvas