Fabien Adèle

Paintings from Fabien Adèle (b.1993, France) operate under the influence of Surrealism, focusing on the means of representation of memories and sensitive experiences and how they can translate to tangible support. operate under the influence of Surrealism, focusing on the means of representation of memories and sensitive experiences and how they can translate to tangible support.

His first approach to art-making took place at a very early age, when he learnt how to draw from his mother as a child. He has been sharpening his painterly skills and his artistic purpose since then, transforming art into a communication medium.

However statuesque, their body language reveals an active mental life, as if absorbed in moments of contemplation or reflection but we, as viewers, are not allowed into their inner world: if we are to understand what keeps them absorbed, we have to rely on the whole scenes built around them, where surrealist objects stand out against sun-drenched horizons.

This artistic choice adopted by Fabien Adèle might be a way to ask us to emphasise with them. By painting them from the back or preventing a direct confrontation, he asks us to see what they see, to relate to their experience and understand how they feel regardless of who they are.

Fabien received his BA Degree in Visual Art from Montpellier University in 2017 and Master Degree in Art, Design, Media’s History and Multimedia Design from Sorbonne University in 2019.

The artist currently lives and works in Paris.