For an entire decade, Serge Lemoyne worked with only three colours, both as a self-imposed challenge and by artistic conviction. But as Marcel Saint-Pierre writes, Lemoyne would “[henceforth] open himself to every possible colour,” even integrating metallic paints, as in Triangle jaune, or, jaune from 1982. His series Théâtre, Rideau, and Super-position, as well as Intersection, Triangle, and Triangulation, all produced that same year, gave rise to rich variations of Tachisme and Geometric Abstraction that hover between illusionistic and perspectival space. The golden and reddish drips flow right down to the painting’s bottom edge, tracing the action of its making, providing proof of its materiality, and confirming its dramatic presence.
A magnificent painting in delightful citrus tones, Triangle jaune, or, jaune presents a rare opportunity for the seasoned collector to acquire a work by the great Serge Lemoyne.
Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art, Montréal
Private collection, Montréal
SAINT-PIERRE, Marcel. Serge Lemoyne, Québec, Musée du Québec, 1988. OEuvre reproduite en couleur à la page 187 et en noir et blanc à la page 224 / Work reproduced in colour on page 187 and in black and white on page 224.
Délégation du Québec, Paris, 1982