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Gordon Seward's exhibition
Gordon Seward

Gordon Seward exalts the color he receives from the world. Only a few before him felt so fully the value of color, this immense gift to humanity. The mysterious alliance between color, shape and light at the basis of our understanding of the world has been explored in the past by many a great colorist such as Matisse and the Fauves, but Gordon takes it further. In Gordon's paintings everything is color or dominated by it: shapes follow the supremacy of color; his Mediterranean light becomes color. Yet, although pure and almost primary, his are non-violent and peaceful compositions, where the negative values may become complementary, and the volumes may be suggested by decorative motifs, but the whole remains joyful and meaningful.

In today's abstract and graphic world dominated by shades of gray, Gordon's paintings remind one of joy, generosity and freedom – the poetic manifestation of life's mystery and it's complexity.

Born in 1969 in Bournemouth, UK, Gordon Seward received the first prize of the Sir Charles Wheeler Award at the age of 12. He went to the Marlborough College, studying under the direction of Robin Child, a Cézanne specialist, from 1982 to 1988. Having obtained a preparatory diploma in Fine Arts from the Bournemouth Art Foundation, Gordon obtained his diploma of Fine Arts with distinction at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne University in 1994. He then moved to Orleans and later to Toulouse, in the south of France, where he has lived and worked since 1996.

Recent exhibitions

2005 - Philippe PASCHOS gallery, Grimaud Village (Gulf of St. Tropez)
2004 - Louise WELLES CAMERON Art Museum, NC. USA.
' ' - AUBRY Gallery, Paris
' ' - Carmen HERITIER Gallery, Mirmande
' ' - COURTOIS Bank, Toulouse
' ' - Remparts Gallery, Bordeaux
2003 - Plas-Glyn-y-Weddw Gallery, Wales
' ' - Espace Bouquières, Toulouse
' ' - Harlech Theatre Gallery, Wales
' ' - Espace des Arts, Le Boulou

Contemporary Art Fairs and Biennales

2004 - LINEART, Philippe PASCHOS Gallery, Gent, Belgium
' ' - First prize for painting at the Salon d'Automne, Paris
2003 - Salon d'Automne (centennial), Paris
2002 - Salon d'Automne, Paris
2001 - Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
' ' - Salon d'Automne, Paris
' ' - XVII th Biennale of the 'Union Méditerranéenne'
' ' - Ponchettes Gallery, Nice
' ' - International Plastic Arts Festival, Tunis, Tunisia
' ' - 'Figuration Contemporaine en Midi-Pyrénées' Salon, Colommiers
' ' - 1999 'Art Contemporain 99', Paris.

Art Lovers' Paris

Gordon Seward's exhibition

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