Interior scenes dominate the work of Marc-Antoine Fehr, the grandson of the noted canton Vaud painter, Charles Clément. Fifty of Fehr's oils and gouaches on paper are being exhibited at the Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie gallery in Geneva.This content was published on December 20, 2000 - 08:28
Many of Fehr's work feature a mysterious woman called Ruth, who appears as a serene and meditative figure. Others depict sequences from an imaginary story - like "The Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym".
The details of the paintings are often cloaked in semi-darkness - in one a family is depicted, another simply contains the shadows of a piece of furniture.
Fehr's works are enhanced by superb chromatic effects, with his use of aqua greens, browns and creamy whites.
The names of the paintings - such as "Nights and Dreams", "Inner Life" and "The Sleeping Room" - reveal why Fehr's work has been described as a veiled reflection of inner anguish and a troubled spirit.
The exhibition runs until February 10.
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