François Avril and Dominique Corbasson have been enjoying their shared life and their shared passion for drawing for almost thirty years. And yet they have rarely ever exhibited their works under one roof – as they are doing now for their “West Coast” exhibition at Huberty & Breyne’s Brussels gallery.
“West Coast” represents the fruits of a journey along America’s Pacific coastline, a journey with occasional stopovers that highlights the similarities between their two universes, the ways in which they complement one another, but also the ways in which they are singular and different.
From the buzz of Los Angeles to the calm blue coastal waters, Avril and Corbasson tell the visual story of California’s cities and its landscapes with all its poetry and in all its variations.
“West Coast” is an intimate dialogue. It sets up a resonance between some thirty-odd paintings by Corbasson and a monumental fresco by Avril composed of nineteen canvases and entitled “Victoria Street”. The two artists have also worked in tandem on a delicate series of totally new drawings, specially conceived for the exhibition.