Michel Parmentier

Loevenbruck, Paris (G5)

Grounding his practice on a denial of gesture and narrative, Michel Parmentier (b. 1938, Paris; d. 2000, Paris) was an active and influential figure within the post-war critique of traditional modes of art-making.

He is best known for the highly standardized, horizontally-striped canvases painted between 1965 and 1968. Featuring three works produced in 1966, 1967 and 1991, and contextualized with archival documents from the Michel Parmentier Archives (AMP) in Brussels, this presentation is Parmentier’s first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom.