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Eric Roux-Fontaine, 1966 | Magical Realism painter





Eric Roux-Fontaine was born in the Savoy Region of France. He enrolled at the Fine Art School of Saint-Etienne at the young age of 17 and graduated Summa Cum Laude 5 years later. Since his first solo exhibition in 1991, he has enjoyed sellout shows and overwhelming success throughout Europe. In 1995, the Musée des Beaux-arts of the city of Chambéry and the Musée Paul Dini of the city of Villefranche-sur-Saône acquired works which to date are part of their permanent collections.





The Museum of the city of Lyon and the Centre de Cultura Contemporania of Barcelona (Barcelona Contemporary Arts Center) both featured his work in 2008. The same year, Spanish private arts foundation Josep Niebla presented his first retrospective. In 2011, he was a guest speaker at the renowned TED event in Lyon. His work was recently featured at the Rotterdam, Paris, London and Dublin art fairs. His studio is now in Lyon, France but he spends a great deal of time gathering inspiration for his work by traveling internationally.
His multi-media body of work is largely inspired by his travels throughout Central America, India and Eastern Europe, specifically to Borucan and Romani communities. He is artistically inspired by historical greats such as Eugene Delacroix as well as contemporary painters, such as Peter Doig and Miquel Barceló. He likens his dreamlike perception of the world to literature by Alejo Carpentier, João Guimarães Rosa and the poet Tsigane Rajko Djuric and films by visionaries such as Serbian Emir Kusturica, German Wim Wenders and American Jim Jarmusch.
























Eric Roux-Fontaine è un viaggiatore, un fotografo ed un pittore.
Roux-Fontaine è nato nel 1966 nella regione della Savoia della Francia.
Si è laureato il Beaux-Arts de Saint Etienne nel 1988.
Roux-Fontaine si avvicina ad ognuno dei suoi dipinti nello stesso modo in cui un regista farebbe con un film: gettando i personaggi delle sue opere in balia di una libera interpretazione.

"Non cerco di raffigurare un luogo in maniera "letterale", perché penso che si dipinge con la propria cultura tanto quanto con la natura", ha detto l’artista.

"E' la memoria, o la sensazione che conserviamo di un luogo o di una scena, è a volte più interessante della realtà ‘cruda’. Le persone raffigurate nei dipinti sono più come attori. Essi appaiono in una scena, poi spetta a tutti mettere insieme il film!"