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Philosophy - Biography - Exhibitions - Press

ABOUT

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L’artiste
Exhibitions
Press

MY PHILOSOPHY

The words of Del Aor

B ridging the east and west, the future and tradition, spirit and nature… I paint to continually push back the boundaries of perception. The right sign is enough to create the right vibration, to touch the basic essentials. Fullness needs emptiness for energy to circulate. It is all about vibration, colour, form, words and silence. My monochrome paintings and understated shapes express this work of uncomplication that I have been practicing for so many years, but they are inhabited by the sensuality and poetry of touches of gold in random lines.

"It is all about vibration, colour, form, words and silence."

Dhave been working with gold paint for about ten years. I love the vibration it produces when respected and listened to. It is subtle, intangible and rare. At once emergence and disappearance, snare and freedom. Gold is a matter of light. Visible and invisible, from the absolute mirror to the deepest dark hole, it creates a play on shadow and light which leads to new limits. It goes further than what humankind can “see”. At the edge of matter, it is its first and last smile. Radiant, it is there to enlighten us, the universal secret of the alchemy of life, a transmutation that nature has produced within her soul, showing us that light is there in the darkest depths within us. Man has diverted it and made it a source of envy, wealth and power. Accumulating gold mortifies it, locking it up snuffs out its light and flies in the face of its destiny. It is so generous, a simple touch is all it takes, a single dot.

U n espace neuf apparaît alors, vibratoire, indicible, mystérieux, aux confins d’une dimension inconnue. À Kyoto, le Temple d’Or, dont l’extérieur est entièrement recouvert d’or, posé sur un îlot au milieu d’un lac, est un des lieux les plus forts que j’aie connu dans ma vie. L’air irradie autour d’une transparence lumineuse et subtile, qui vous ouvre les portes d’un monde de finesse et de joie.

Del Aor

"Gold is a matter of light."

MY PHILOSOPHY

The words of Del Aor

B ridging the east and west, the future and tradition, spirit and nature… I paint to continually push back the boundaries of perception. The right sign is enough to create the right vibration, to touch the basic essentials. Fullness needs emptiness for energy to circulate. It is all about vibration, colour, form, words and silence. My monochrome paintings and understated shapes express this work of uncomplication that I have been practicing for so many years, but they are inhabited by the sensuality and poetry of touches of gold in random lines.

"It is all about vibration, colour, form, words and silence."

Dhave been working with gold paint for about ten years. I love the vibration it produces when respected and listened to. It is subtle, intangible and rare. At once emergence and disappearance, snare and freedom. Gold is a matter of light. Visible and invisible, from the absolute mirror to the deepest dark hole, it creates a play on shadow and light which leads to new limits. It goes further than what humankind can “see”. At the edge of matter, it is its first and last smile. Radiant, it is there to enlighten us, the universal secret of the alchemy of life, a transmutation that nature has produced within her soul, showing us that light is there in the darkest depths within us. Man has diverted it and made it a source of envy, wealth and power. Accumulating gold mortifies it, locking it up snuffs out its light and flies in the face of its destiny. It is so generous, a simple touch is all it takes, a single dot.

O here then appears a brand new space, a space that is vibratory, beyond words and mysterious, within the confines of an unknown dimension . At Kyoto, The Temple of Gold, whose outer face is entirely covered in gold, there is an island amidst a lake on which lies one of the most compelling places I have ever known in my life. The air irradiates around a luminous and subtle transparency, which opens up its doors to a world of finesse and joy .

Del Aor

"Gold is a matter of light."

BIOGRAPHY

Presented by Valérie Humbert, art critic

Del Aor, a French artist with Catalan roots, was born in the town of Cognac in 1950 and has been painting since childhood. After grooming her mind with studies in pure mathematics and philosophy, she enhanced her career through extensive travelling when she went out to meet people on their own territories. At the same time, she worked hard on pictorial matter, always taking her research to new lengths. A long stay in Asia helped her to deepen her knowledge of Eastern thought and to practice Chinese exercises in energy.

By combining the breath she takes with the movement she makes, she has drawn closer to ever new frontiers in painting. Her work is an infinitely challenging balance between the meticulous precision of lines, the use of space and the sensuality of matter to produce the “right sound”, which vibrates well beyond each work.

"an infinitely challenging balance between the meticulous precision of lines, the use of space and the sensuality of matter"

On the outskirts of Paris in her studio home surrounded by an Oriental-style bamboo garden, Del Aor draws on the tranquillity, concentration and contact with nature she needs for her research. Far from the frenetic chaos of the city, she composes, decomposes and juxtaposes colours, matter and gold to attain the fourth dimension, where space and time come together. The eye wanders in pace with the subtle correspondence between volumes and planes, succumbs to the fascination of balance of force between the materiality of her works and the capture of the immateriality of space. Like an astronomer scrutinizing the universe, the eye of the onlooker discovers in her paintings the infinite, or rather the infinites, constellated in tiny golden particles.

Emptiness and fullness find their balance, colour and light are jubilant. Emptiness creates a zone of meditation prompting inner peace. Fullness, filled with sinuously shaped golden particles, is activated with an intense vibration which, as a whole, irradiates supreme harmony.

A dialogue between rigour and light-heartedness.

Valérie Humbert

"between rigour and light-heartedness"

EXHIBITIONS

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CURRICULUM VITAE

1950 Born in COGNAC. Catalan origin.

1971 Master of Pure Mathematics.

1983 Decides to devote herself exclusively to painting.

1992 - 1995 Lives and works in Asia.

Currently, Del Aor works in two workshops: in Paris and on the Costa Brava.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2019 UEDA gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

2018 OPENART Gallery – BORKEN – GERMANY

ARTESOL Gallery – SOLOTHURN – SWITZERLAND

2016 UEDA Gallery – DUSSELDORF – GERMANY

2013 IL FONDACO Gallery – BRA – ITALY

UEDA Gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

2011 THALGO Space – PARIS - FRANCE

2009 UEDA Gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

IL FONDACO Gallery – BRA – ITALY

2008 Vital Space – BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT - FRANCE

2007 Elsa Lorente Gallery – VIENNE - FRANCE

2006 Kadrance Space - PARIS - FRANCE

2005 PINXIT Gallery – TURIN – ITALY

DEHAIS Space – PARIS - FRANCE

Castel "LA MOTTE BEAUMANOIR" – FRANCE

REMPARTS Gallery – LE MANS - FRANCE

2004 EDEN MONCEAU Institute - PARIS - FRANCE

PINXIT Gallery – TURIN – ITALY

TROCADERO DOKHAN ’ S – PARIS - FRANCE

2003 TRIANON PALACE – VERSAILLES - FRANCE

2002 ECUREUIL Space – BAGNEUX - FRANCE

2001 LÉONARD DE VINCI Space – LISSES - FRANCE

2000 EXPLORADOME – PARIS

1999 Catherine TOPALL Contemporary art space – LONGJUMEAU - FRANCE

Société Générale – PARIS - FRANCE

1998 KUNSTFABRIK TOR 1 – Engels & Hartman – COLOGNE – GERMANY

1988 LA VILLETTE – Cité des Sciences – PARIS - FRANCE

Monique SARRADET Gallery – CARCASSONNE - FRANCE

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2019 KM7 Gallery – GERONA – SPAIN

Art Vischerung – LUDINGHAUSEN – GERMANY

2018 KM7 Gallery – GERONA – SPAIN

OPENART Gallery – BORKEN – GERMANY

2017 IL FONDACO Gallery – PIEDMONT – ITALY

2016 « Ma » Exhibition – DÜSSELDORF – GERMANY

2014 IL FONDACO Gallery – PIEDMONT – ITALY

2013 HSBC Gallery – HONG KONG

2011 Art en Lumière - PARIS - FRANCE

2010 CARDIN Space - PARIS - FRANCE

2009 Girls at Work - PARIS - FRANCE

32 Fine Arts Gallery – NEW YORK – USA

2006 Charlotte NORBERG Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

Mur du Son – Cordeliers Museum – CHATEAUROUX - FRANCE

2005 Bird Invest – BELGIUM

Ambivalence - PARIS - FRANCE

ROMANET Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

SAINT LEU Museum

2004 ROMANET Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

Mur du Son – PARIS – BRUXELLES – NEW YORK

2003 Pau GINE Cultural Center - BAGES - FRANCE

2002 Claudine RATIE Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

2000 UEDA Gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

1999 ARTITUDE Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

1995 UEDA Gallery - TOKYO - JAPAN

1987 MONTROUGE Art Fair - FRANCE

ART JONCTION - NICE - FRANCE

1986 MONTROUGE Art Fair - FRANCE

Tremplin - Donjon Museum - NIORT - FRANCE

GUTHARC BALLIN Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

1985 Jeune Peinture – Grand Palais – PARIS - FRANCE

SUD 92 – ISSY LES MOULINEAUX - FRANCE

1984 'Lettre et Signe' Art Fair – Grand Palais – PARIS - FRANCE

Théâtre Gallery - BAGNEUX - FRANCE

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2012 UMENO Museum - NAGANO - JAPAN

1987 National Fund for Contemporary Art – "La musique des sphères" – Acrylic on canvas – 180 x 210 cm (1986)

1986 CHATENAY MALABRY Townhall – "Deux tourbillons noirs" – Oil on canvas – 114 x 195 cm (1985)

AUCTIONS

ART PRICE

2008 PIASA Lot sale #129 – "Semper Vivens XVIII" – 1998 – Acrylic on paper – 40 x 29 cm

MEDIA

2013 France 2 TV 26/02 "Thé ou Café" morning show, with Aude de Thuin

2011 Gazette des Arts "Del Aor Champ Solaire" by Georges Lévy

Guide des Ateliers d’Artistes (Artists' Workshops Guide) Patou Editions

Tangente "Les mathématiques dans l’âme" by Hervé Lehning

2008 France 2 TV 22/10 Documentary on colours by Laurence Ostolaza

France 3 TV 6/10 Energetic Painting by Karine Arsène

Acomactive "Del Aor chez Vital" by Maria Bardoulat

Art Absolument "Del Aor, Champ Solaire" by Teddy Tibi

La Tribune de Vienne "Del Aor, La vie en rose" 

2006 Émotion Spa "Quand l’art se fait soin" (When art cures) by Galya Ortega

Ouest France "Une Asie de femmes, de silence et d’or" by Olivier Renault

Corriere dell’Arte "Opere scandite da un rigore geometrico" by Massimo Centini

France 2 TV 17/05 "Thé ou Café" morning show with Myung Whun Chung

Opus International Expos by Jean Luc Chalumeau

Kanal magazine "Le Jeu ne sait quoi et le presque rien" by André Turowski

EXHIBITIONS

Click to discover

CURRICULUM VITAE

1950 Born in COGNAC. Catalan origin.

1971 Master of Pure Mathematics.

1983 Decides to devote herself exclusively to painting.

1992 - 1995 Lives and works in Asia.

Actuellement, Del Aor travaille dans deux ateliers : à Paris et sur la Costa Brava

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2019 UEDA gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

2018 OPENART Gallery – BORKEN – GERMANY

ARTESOL Gallery – SOLOTHURN – SWITZERLAND

2016 UEDA Gallery – DUSSELDORF – GERMANY

2013 IL FONDACO Gallery – BRA – ITALY

UEDA Gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

2011 THALGO Space – PARIS - FRANCE

2009 UEDA Gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

IL FONDACO Gallery – BRA – ITALY

2008 Vital Space – BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT - FRANCE

2007 Elsa Lorente Gallery – VIENNE - FRANCE

2006 Kadrance Space - PARIS - FRANCE

2005 PINXIT Gallery – TURIN – ITALY

DEHAIS Space – PARIS - FRANCE

Castel "LA MOTTE BEAUMANOIR" – FRANCE

REMPARTS Gallery – LE MANS - FRANCE

2004 EDEN MONCEAU Institute - PARIS - FRANCE

PINXIT Gallery – TURIN – ITALY

TROCADERO DOKHAN ’ S – PARIS - FRANCE

2003 TRIANON PALACE – VERSAILLES - FRANCE

2002 ECUREUIL Space – BAGNEUX - FRANCE

2001 LÉONARD DE VINCI Space – LISSES - FRANCE

2000 EXPLORADOME – PARIS

1999 Catherine TOPALL Contemporary art space – LONGJUMEAU - FRANCE

Société Générale – PARIS - FRANCE

1998 KUNSTFABRIK TOR 1 – Engels & Hartman – COLOGNE – GERMANY

1988 LA VILLETTE – Cité des Sciences – PARIS - FRANCE

Monique SARRADET Gallery – CARCASSONNE - FRANCE

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2019 KM7 Gallery – GERONA – SPAIN

Art Vischerung – LUDINGHAUSEN – GERMANY

2018 KM7 Gallery – GERONA – SPAIN

OPENART Gallery – BORKEN – GERMANY

2017 IL FONDACO Gallery – PIEDMONT – ITALY

2016 « Ma » Exhibition – DÜSSELDORF – GERMANY

2014 IL FONDACO Gallery – PIEDMONT – ITALY

2013 HSBC Gallery – HONG KONG

2011 Art en Lumière - PARIS - FRANCE

2010 CARDIN Space - PARIS - FRANCE

2009 Girls at Work - PARIS - FRANCE

32 Fine Arts Gallery – NEW YORK – USA

2006 Charlotte NORBERG Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

Mur du Son – Cordeliers Museum – CHATEAUROUX - FRANCE

2005 Bird Invest – BELGIUM

Ambivalence - PARIS - FRANCE

ROMANET Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

SAINT LEU Museum

2004 ROMANET Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

Mur du Son – PARIS – BRUXELLES – NEW YORK

2003 Pau GINE Cultural Center - BAGES - FRANCE

2002 Claudine RATIE Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

2000 UEDA Gallery – TOKYO – JAPAN

1999 ARTITUDE Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

1995 UEDA Gallery - TOKYO - JAPAN

1987 MONTROUGE Art Fair - FRANCE

ART JONCTION - NICE - FRANCE

1986 MONTROUGE Art Fair - FRANCE

Tremplin - Donjon Museum - NIORT - FRANCE

GUTHARC BALLIN Gallery - PARIS - FRANCE

1985 Jeune Peinture – Grand Palais – PARIS - FRANCE

SUD 92 – ISSY LES MOULINEAUX - FRANCE

1984 'Lettre et Signe' Art Fair – Grand Palais – PARIS - FRANCE

Théâtre Gallery - BAGNEUX - FRANCE

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2012 UMENO Museum - NAGANO - JAPAN

1987 National Fund for Contemporary Art – "La musique des sphères" – Acrylic on canvas – 180 x 210 cm (1986)

1986 CHATENAY MALABRY Townhall – "Deux tourbillons noirs" – Oil on canvas – 114 x 195 cm (1985)

AUCTIONS

ART PRICE

2008 PIASA Lot sale #129 – "Semper Vivens XVIII" – 1998 – Acrylic on paper – 40 x 29 cm

MEDIA

2013 France 2 TV 26/02 "Thé ou Café" morning show, with Aude de Thuin

2011 Gazette des Arts "Del Aor Champ Solaire" by Georges Lévy

Guide des Ateliers d’Artistes (Artists' Workshops Guide) Patou Editions

Tangente "Les mathématiques dans l’âme" by Hervé Lehning

2008 France 2 TV 22/10 Documentary on colours by Laurence Ostolaza

France 3 TV 6/10 Energetic Painting by Karine Arsène

Acomactive "Del Aor chez Vital" by Maria Bardoulat

Art Absolument "Del Aor, Champ Solaire" by Teddy Tibi

La Tribune de Vienne "Del Aor, La vie en rose" 

2006 Émotion Spa "Quand l’art se fait soin" (When art cures) by Galya Ortega

Ouest France "Une Asie de femmes, de silence et d’or" by Olivier Renault

Corriere dell’Arte "Opere scandite da un rigore geometrico" by Massimo Centini

France 2 TV 17/05 "Thé ou Café" morning show with Myung Whun Chung

Opus International Expos by Jean Luc Chalumeau

Kanal magazine "Le Jeu ne sait quoi et le presque rien" by André Turowski

PRESS

An invitation to peace

The quest for the uncomplicated, cleansing through emptiness, but this no-clutter exercise is neither too frigid nor too minimal. Within the confines of abstraction, man resurfaces, with emotion and life. The lines of Del Aor vibrate, the geometric figures shimmer, everything is pervaded by sensuality. Harmony is the result of tension between empty and full. With Del Aor, emptiness creates a strand of meditation: her latest, very sober paintings use a palette restricted to primary colours, whose restful symmetry is an invitation to inner peace. The eye wanders in pace with the subtle correspondence between volumes and planes, succumbs to the charm of balance of force between the materiality of her works and the capture of the immateriality of space.

V. R. Midi Libre

Basking in light

She operates through an uncluttering process, stripping it all down as if searching for the ultimate line. Basking in light, her colours (or rather her colour, as her paintings are sheer light) and her signs are as indescribable as happiness, that she strives to render perceptible. The composition is simple and harmonious, even harmonizing, as visiting her paintings effectively leads to this sort of contagion. A vital journey in reverse: you run towards childhood with an innocence uncomplicated by a pure heart and years of work. Her painting smiles at the heart.

Jaume Galmés, Catalan poet

Daring freedom

A name of light and gold for a woman artist and her original work in every sense of the word. Primal art of virginal sensuality, blending a play on matter, the density of colours and the purity of shapes. A path that comes from afar and still has a long way to go. The choice is clear: that of daring freedom. An amazing and radiant little woman who delivers her bright light with power and finesse, where lines rush forward and contrast on changing matter, run the risk and give rhythm to space until it vibrates with the most daring colours in a subtle harmony. Her painting is coloured vibration, full of joy, audacity and… mystery. Sober and sensual, uncluttered and generous, it plunges you into a dense, personal history where nothing is linear, but everything is fun. Take the time to place yourself inside her paintings and her colours, the way you breathe in a zest of folly, wisdom, audacity, work, adventure, solitude, otherness, silence, secrecy and openness. All is tactile, olfactive and coloured. You will not emerge indifferent from this kind of encounter: the work has body, enough to send a vibration through your own. You might even discover just how much beauty, grandeur, play and radiance there is inside you. Quite simply. Youth is timeless. Not to be missed. The first of its kind.

Amarine GUERLIN, writer

Music Paintings 

Musics of Space, Silence... Silent Vibrations... Musics of the Soul and the Beyond... Way of Recollection... Pure Beauty, Pure Energy... Center of the Universe and of Self... Secret Breathing... Meditation, Light, Tranquility... One thousand thank you!

Alain KREMSKI, composer, pianist

The pictorial balance of DEL AOR

Even if we had not known, we might just have been able to guess that Del Aor, a French painter of Catalan origins, maintains a close relationship with mathematics. In her beautiful personal exhibition at the Pinxit gallery, the artist reveals her link with the world of math through a highly precise formal quest dominated by structured rationality, which however is not exclusively locked onto the need for defined and inalienable parameters. Her world is indeed composed of clear colours and precise shapes, and it is one in constant search of meaning. A meaning that she is visibly looking for along the path of norms and scanned portrayal, without tawdry clutter or formal dispersion.

Balance is the value that dominates the portrayal of the world according to Del Aor. Her works are marked by a geometrical rigour which translates to the juxtaposition of sharp, strong colours and a series of closed lines whose shape is apparently simple, but actually very complex. The same goes for the dense succession of question marks which build up in clearly identified, circumscribed spaces as a metaphor of the question. The actual empty spaces become important spaces, like the cells of a fully evolving organism destined to move towards shapes unknown even to the artist. Space and colour combine to form a poetic structure, an icon, like an essential signal to which is linked a cognitive wealth of a much broader dimension, that of an artist who has attained her current level of research through the emptying of spaces. Her works assume their meaning through a suggestive viewpoint that is not defined by the principles to which we are presently accustomed. The result is complex with versatile effects and, confronted with the works of Del Aor, the observer will be torn between surprise and the lack of any specific point of reference, or at least of a pre-established path.

The artist calls her works “non-suits”, evoking a contemporary notion of modern anthropology to refer to the spaces of everyone and no-one, territories whose singular dimension closes onto itself without managing to recognize opportunities through which to latch onto others.

And while Khalil Gibran was right in saying that “I am a navigator and a traveller, and each day I discover a new region of my soul”, a journey into the “non-suits” proposed by the Pinxit gallery essentially turns into an opportunity for knowledge and quest. The journey proposed through all the works assembled here is a journey through the regions of the soul, a way to rediscover empathy between being and appearing, between what is felt and what is portrayed. The “non-suits” would then become spaces in which we notice different ways to achieve a critical examination of our feeling, between the meanders of a need for limpidity and something else that everyone will know how to find by their own devices.

Quite simply.

Massimo CENTINI, art critic Corriere dell’Arte

Pure shapes in power...

Her name could have been taken straight out of a Duras novel. Yet Del Aor’s real roots lie further south. Catalonia, with just a sufficient dreamy smattering of the East. With tense rigour and sparing use of signs, shapes become established through their infinite accuracy. The coy little flower of hope or life in the minimalist garden inhabited by ideograms: this is Del Aor. “We advance through the irrational…” And here is Del Aor gently and firmly guiding us over these fragile paths. Gold-Blue-Black and then Gold-Blue-White, or again Black-White-Gold and Blue-Black-White. The surprise of colours. This is where Del Aor searches for the smile of plenitude hovering just above the obvious. Mystical? Maybe, the way Francis of Assizes was in absolute uncomplication. Yet here we see an outstretched hand much more than any renunciation. If for you exactingness in art has a value of asceticism and free exercise of intelligence, then you surely need to go and see Del Aor.

J.P. CHARLUT, art critic

Where did the water-lily fit in?  

Flat tints set themselves apart from such soul-searching. This concern is abruptly filed down. There remains just a rectilinear layer, completely washed out and needlessly without relief. The flat tint is a unique colour, a background that needs caring for, something brilliant. Then the surprise arrival of shadow, the first, which finally delivers verticality. The upright luminous split is rounded on the surface and is presented differently, hammered and sculpted perhaps. The dormant water-lily delivers itself, it swims, spreads and should disappear. But it keeps ringing out, it radiates and is not offended by anyone or anything. There is no disappearance, just the immobile act of painting.

Catherine TOPALL, art center director

PRESS

An invitation to peace

The quest for the uncomplicated, cleansing through emptiness, but this no-clutter exercise is neither too frigid nor too minimal. Within the confines of abstraction, man resurfaces, with emotion and life. The lines of Del Aor vibrate, the geometric figures shimmer, everything is pervaded by sensuality. Harmony is the result of tension between empty and full. With Del Aor, emptiness creates a strand of meditation: her latest, very sober paintings use a palette restricted to primary colours, whose restful symmetry is an invitation to inner peace. The eye wanders in pace with the subtle correspondence between volumes and planes, succumbs to the charm of balance of force between the materiality of her works and the capture of the immateriality of space.

V. R. Midi Libre

Basking in light

She operates through an uncluttering process, stripping it all down as if searching for the ultimate line. Basking in light, her colours (or rather her colour, as her paintings are sheer light) and her signs are as indescribable as happiness, that she strives to render perceptible. The composition is simple and harmonious, even harmonizing, as visiting her paintings effectively leads to this sort of contagion. A vital journey in reverse: you run towards childhood with an innocence uncomplicated by a pure heart and years of work. Her painting smiles at the heart.

Jaume Galmés, Catalan poet

Daring freedom

A name of light and gold for a woman artist and her original work in every sense of the word. Primal art of virginal sensuality, blending a play on matter, the density of colours and the purity of shapes. A path that comes from afar and still has a long way to go. The choice is clear: that of daring freedom. An amazing and radiant little woman who delivers her bright light with power and finesse, where lines rush forward and contrast on changing matter, run the risk and give rhythm to space until it vibrates with the most daring colours in a subtle harmony. Her painting is coloured vibration, full of joy, audacity and… mystery. Sober and sensual, uncluttered and generous, it plunges you into a dense, personal history where nothing is linear, but everything is fun. Take the time to place yourself inside her paintings and her colours, the way you breathe in a zest of folly, wisdom, audacity, work, adventure, solitude, otherness, silence, secrecy and openness. All is tactile, olfactive and coloured. You will not emerge indifferent from this kind of encounter: the work has body, enough to send a vibration through your own. You might even discover just how much beauty, grandeur, play and radiance there is inside you. Quite simply. Youth is timeless. Not to be missed. The first of its kind.

Amarine GUERLIN, writer

Music Paintings 

Musics of Space, Silence... Silent Vibrations... Musics of the Soul and the Beyond... Way of Recollection... Pure Beauty, Pure Energy... Center of the Universe and of Self... Secret Breathing... Meditation, Light, Tranquility... One thousand thank you!

Alain KREMSKI, composer, pianist

The pictorial balance of DEL AOR

Even if we had not known, we might just have been able to guess that Del Aor, a French painter of Catalan origins, maintains a close relationship with mathematics. In her beautiful personal exhibition at the Pinxit gallery, the artist reveals her link with the world of math through a highly precise formal quest dominated by structured rationality, which however is not exclusively locked onto the need for defined and inalienable parameters. Her world is indeed composed of clear colours and precise shapes, and it is one in constant search of meaning. A meaning that she is visibly looking for along the path of norms and scanned portrayal, without tawdry clutter or formal dispersion.

Balance is the value that dominates the portrayal of the world according to Del Aor. Her works are marked by a geometrical rigour which translates to the juxtaposition of sharp, strong colours and a series of closed lines whose shape is apparently simple, but actually very complex. The same goes for the dense succession of question marks which build up in clearly identified, circumscribed spaces as a metaphor of the question. The actual empty spaces become important spaces, like the cells of a fully evolving organism destined to move towards shapes unknown even to the artist. Space and colour combine to form a poetic structure, an icon, like an essential signal to which is linked a cognitive wealth of a much broader dimension, that of an artist who has attained her current level of research through the emptying of spaces. Her works assume their meaning through a suggestive viewpoint that is not defined by the principles to which we are presently accustomed. The result is complex with versatile effects and, confronted with the works of Del Aor, the observer will be torn between surprise and the lack of any specific point of reference, or at least of a pre-established path.

The artist calls her works “non-suits”, evoking a contemporary notion of modern anthropology to refer to the spaces of everyone and no-one, territories whose singular dimension closes onto itself without managing to recognize opportunities through which to latch onto others.

And while Khalil Gibran was right in saying that “I am a navigator and a traveller, and each day I discover a new region of my soul”, a journey into the “non-suits” proposed by the Pinxit gallery essentially turns into an opportunity for knowledge and quest. The journey proposed through all the works assembled here is a journey through the regions of the soul, a way to rediscover empathy between being and appearing, between what is felt and what is portrayed. The “non-suits” would then become spaces in which we notice different ways to achieve a critical examination of our feeling, between the meanders of a need for limpidity and something else that everyone will know how to find by their own devices.

Quite simply.

Massimo CENTINI, art critic Corriere dell’Arte

Pure shapes in power...

Her name could have been taken straight out of a Duras novel. Yet Del Aor’s real roots lie further south. Catalonia, with just a sufficient dreamy smattering of the East. With tense rigour and sparing use of signs, shapes become established through their infinite accuracy. The coy little flower of hope or life in the minimalist garden inhabited by ideograms: this is Del Aor. “We advance through the irrational…” And here is Del Aor gently and firmly guiding us over these fragile paths. Gold-Blue-Black and then Gold-Blue-White, or again Black-White-Gold and Blue-Black-White. The surprise of colours. This is where Del Aor searches for the smile of plenitude hovering just above the obvious. Mystical? Maybe, the way Francis of Assizes was in absolute uncomplication. Yet here we see an outstretched hand much more than any renunciation. If for you exactingness in art has a value of asceticism and free exercise of intelligence, then you surely need to go and see Del Aor.

J.P. CHARLUT, art critic

Where did the water-lily fit in?  

Flat tints set themselves apart from such soul-searching. This concern is abruptly filed down. There remains just a rectilinear layer, completely washed out and needlessly without relief. The flat tint is a unique colour, a background that needs caring for, something brilliant. Then the surprise arrival of shadow, the first, which finally delivers verticality. The upright luminous split is rounded on the surface and is presented differently, hammered and sculpted perhaps. The dormant water-lily delivers itself, it swims, spreads and should disappear. But it keeps ringing out, it radiates and is not offended by anyone or anything. There is no disappearance, just the immobile act of painting.

Catherine TOPALL, art center director

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DEL AOR

DEL AOR

DEL AOR is a French artist of Catalan origin. Strong, refined, luminous, the art of DEL AOR is a balance between intensity and sensuality, rigor and joy, future and tradition, a bridge between East and West. Her paintings fill us with both energy and peace.

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France: (33) 6 07 21 35 08

Espagne: (34) 673 692 415

DEL AOR is a French artist of Catalan origin. Strong, refined, luminous, the art of DEL AOR is a balance between intensity and sensuality, rigor and joy, future and tradition, a bridge between East and West. Her paintings fill us with both energy and peace.