Représenté par :

Galerie Lange + Pult, Auvernier et Zürich, Switzerland /

Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany /

Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Austria /






Galerie Andreas Binder

J'adore, sa ma fait pleurer

Juin 2018



All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, 2017, acrylic and embroidery on fabric



With the exhibition "J'adore, sa ma fait pleurer", Andreas Binder Gallery is presenting works by the Swiss artist Hadrien Dussoix for the third time.
In two groups of paintings, Dussoix devotes himself with impressive casualness to the emotional potential of art in the mirror of art history and of a concept of art, that is supersaturated in discourse theory.
Writings in glaringly bright colors continue to dominate one of his series. The seemingly banal sentences he uses, are quotes from children's books, pop songs and films.
And also user comments under youTube videos, such as "J'adore, sa ma fait pleurer" (actually: "J'adore, ça m'a fait pleurer"), cites Dussoix.

Impressed by the power and honesty behind such statements, which embody - in their formal deviation - a certain universal feeling, he now tries to capture and express comparable, unadulterated emotions in his paintings.
Phrases and outlines break out of the canvas background due to the scratching of the black painted surface, reminiscent of child painting with wax crayons.

However, beyond their true meaning, the radiant letters and forms refer not only to the limits of expression through language, but also to those of figurative representation.
In some kind of "subjective formalism", Dussoix succeeds in revealing the poetic function behind the meaning of the words, far away from an informal aesthetic of the meaningless and in order to evoke emotions in the work of art and the beholder. His somehow naïve choice of color, form and technique lends his paintings something tragic and solemn at the same time; they are both happiness and despair, but in particular they speak about love.
This consciously applied simplicity and directness, which always questions the gravity and seriousness of the art-theoretical discourse and thereby opens up new aesthetic approaches to the emotion through art, is also reflected in Dussoix's geometric Radical but Classical series.

In a radically obvious and casual way, he appropriates art historical positions of Constructivism, Suprematism and Bauhaus and translates them into his own imagery, by playing at the same time with the extremes of geometrical abstraction and subjective expression. Partially unfinished paintings deal with the artistic creation process to potential completion of the artwork as an essential question of art discourse and thus include the artist in the emergence of formalistic works again.
They do not merely refer to their actual objectivity and thus close themselves to any verbalizable perception, like the works of Dussoix's predecessors and role models.
Rather, Dussoix creates a new space between conceptual and naive art, in which historical discourses of art are appreciated, but deconstructed in favor of the revival of a passion for the lightness of deep feelings in and through art.

Hadrien Dussoix lives and works in Geneva, where he has completed his studies at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Haute Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués.
From 2006 till 2008 Dussoix had won three times in a row the renowned „Swiss Art Award“ for young art. International group and solo exhibitions since 2002, among others: Swiss institute, Rome; Musée Rath, Geneva; MAMCO - Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Genève, Galerie SAKS, Geneva; Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich; Espacio Odéon; Bogota, Colombia; Palais de l’Aténée, Geneva; Vegas Gallery, London; Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna; BAC – Espace “Le Commun”, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, curated by Hadrien Dussoix and Peter Stoffel, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland etc.


Radical but classical, 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm | 71 x 51 inch


I am dancing..., 2018, acrylic on canvas, 160 x 120 cm | 63 x 47 inch