Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musée cantonal des beaux-arts de Sion (Switzerland), Arsenal de Pratifori, 1994.
Olivier Mosset (born 1944 in Berne, lives and works in Tucson) worked
in Paris from 1965 to 1977, participated in the creation
of the group BMTP
and then went to live
in New York. He did numerous exhibitions with
the Radical American Painters in the 1980s.
describes himself as a painter
rather than an artist. His work is based
on a principle of neutrality, radicality and
self-effacement that constantly challenge
the limits of painting. His
approach involves continually going back to previous explorations and diversifying them, taking
care to integrate into his conceptions the conditions in which they appeared, to modify his work
in line with the current cultural context, thus questioning
painting in its initial materiality.
See also Aux anges
(artist's book by Olivier Mosset); Catherine Perret: Olivier Mosset – Painting, even