Loïc Le Groumellec is a native of Brittany whose name comes from the words 'crom' (circle) and 'lech' (place or stone marker), the compound designating an enclosed or sacred place similar to the over five thousand year old lines of menhirs or megaliths at Carnac. The subject matter is closely related to Brittany's legendary past and the crosses on the top of some of his 'megaliths' reflect the clash between Christian and Pagan histories in Brittany.

However, the subject matter is only armature and the artist is primarily interested in how the megaliths and houses conform to what the artist calls "the utter simplicity of pictorial space".

Le Groumellec endows his drawings with the engimatic quality of a standing stone, and once internalised, they are unforgettable.

Loïc Le Groumellec was born in Brittany in 1957 and currently lives and works between Paris and New York. He has had over 30 solo exhibitions since 1983 in France, Spain, Germany, Canada, USA and three shows in Australia. This Annandale show primarily features a series of drawings executed in 1987, but also includes selected paintings.

- Bill Gregory, Sydney 1999


works on paper
7 September - 2 October 1999

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