A prolific painter, performer and photographer, Tony Soulié is one of the most important artists of his generation.
Tony Soulié has been a recognized artist of the New French Abstraction since the 1970s. In his work, he uses painting, Land Art, photography and written inscriptions. Theatre, acrobatics and dance, Tony Soulié is interested in all arts and experiences. He manages to combine his work as a painter with his taste for travel in open and extreme lands such as deserts, shores, volcanoes, dense forests.
"After receiving the Villa Medici Hors les murs prize in 1977, I was able to move to Naples, where I made my first Land Art installations on Vesuvius, Etna or Stromboli. Volcanoes have since been a major source of inspiration for me, but have been joined by a myriad of other inspirations, largely from my travels. The African coasts, Venice and especially Murano, Arizona, New York, Hawaii... In each of these places I found fascinating themes such as skyscrapers, bullfighting or glass work, which I was able to photograph, paint, rethink, and connect with."
The use of carborundum in his painting is also directly related to his installations on volcanoes: the silicon compound is only found in its pure state in nature in volcanic exhalations. The technique of painted photography, or "photo-painting", is based on large-format black and white prints of the photographs taken during his many travels around the world. The print is reworked on the ground using different materials, canvas, metal, paint, silkscreen, varnish. These superimposed layers give a set of patinas, mats and glosses, while preserving the reality of nature.
His art allows him to create connections in a world where infinity meets the finite, where everything is a cycle, everything is a new beginning and where horizons multiply to give us more and more to see, discover and understand.
Tony SouliéMonument Valley II, 2020Mixed technique125 x 180 cm (49 x 71 in)
Tony SouliéFlowers XXI, 2020Mixed technique125 x 90 cm (49 x 35 in)
Tony SouliéFlowers XXV, 2020Mixed technique60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in)
Tony SouliéFlowers XXVI, 2020Mixed technique60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in)
Tony SouliéFlowers XXVII, 2020Mixed technique60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in)
Tony SouliéLa città I, 2020Wood engraving, handmade rag paper, handmade enhancement62 x 92 cm (24 x 36 in)
70 x 100 cm (27 x 39 in) inc frameEdition of 25
Tony SouliéLa città III, 2020Wood engraving, handmade rag paper, handmade enhancement62 x 92 cm (24 x 36 in)
70 x 100 cm (27 x 39 in) inc frameEdition of 25
Tony SouliéChicago, 2020Mixed technique on paper60 x 80 cm (24 x 31 in)
63 x 83 cm (25 x 32 in) inc frame
Tony SouliéSan Francisco, 2019Dyptich, Mixed technique180 x 250 cm (71 x 98 in)
Tony SouliéBillard, 2018Mixed technique125 x 180 cm (49 x 71 in)
Tony SouliéTondo I, 2018Mixte technique framed50 x 50 cm (19 x 19 in)
Tony SouliéSolo show Oct 8 - 31, 2020Tony Soulié has been a recognized artist of the New French Abstraction since the 1970s. In his work, he uses painting, Land Art, photography and written inscriptions. Theatre, acrobatics and dance, Tony Soulié is interested in all arts and experiences.
Art on paperGroup show Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2020With the advent of digital technology, paper was thought to have gradually disappeared. But in the past few years, be it through advertising, editorials or set designs, paper in all its forms has experienced a genuine renaissance. We thus wanted to pay homage to drawing and all types of art on paper.
Color PowerGroup Show Jan 16 - Feb 9, 2019In his new artworks, Tony Soulié paints his 'daily flowering' by questioning the essence of painting, wishing to move away from the image that he considers 'now an overly technological...
Tony SouliéTony Soulié, 2012-2020, Texte de Anita Castel Tony Soulié, 2020 Broché, 237 pages
Dimensions: 31 x 25 x 4 cm
Around a worldTony Soulié, Autour d'un monde - Around a world Tony Soulié, 2002 Broché, 300 pages
Dimensions: 28 x 4.2 x 25.5 cm
Tony SouliéTony Soulié, Patrick Grainville Patrick Grainville, 2006 Broché, 248 pages
Publisher: Art Inprogress
Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 2 cm
Tony SouliéTony Soulié, Atelier Rémy Bucciali Gastaud Daniel , 2009
Tony SouliéTony Soulié, 2009 2010 2011, texte de Patrick Grainville Tony Soulié, 2012 Broché, 255 pages
Publisher: Gourcuff Gradenigo
Dimensions: 24,6 cm × 31,0 cm × 3,0 cm
Since 1977, more than 300 exhibitions of his works have been organized around the world and they are in numerous public and private collections such as the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris or the Hawaii Arts and Culture Foundation.
Fondation Peter Stuyvesant Bengladesh national museum Imprimerie nationale de Paris Musée de Belfort
Musée d'Art moderne de Nice Frac Ile de France
Musée de la Rochelle
Musée d'Orbiny la Rochelle
Musée de Sens
Fondation Bob Wilson, USA
Musée de l'industrie, Charleroi
Centre intermonde la Rochelle
Fondation d'Art contemporain de Bourg en Bresse
Musée national de Belgrade
Musée de l'industrie de Charleroi
The State fundation on culture and the Art of Honolulu Fonds national d'Art contemporain
La Villette cité des sciences et de l'inductrie
Fondation Spiegel, USA
Fondation Thomson France
Fondation Charles Jourdan
Fondation AXA Arche de la défense
Worms Compagnie BNP Paribas
Caisse des dépots et consignations métrologie France Novotel
La hune Brenner Paris
Ville de Paris
Conseil général de l'Essonne
Fondation Rothchild Paris
Artothèque de Miramas
Artothèque du Limousin
Artothèque de Lons le Saunier
Artothèque de la Rochelle
Musée de Maribor en Slovénie
Duracel Art industry Miami
Shell Japon Tokyo
Palais des beaux Arts de Bruxelles
Musée de Toulon
Institut français de Thessalonique en Grèce