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Laurent Hours

Laurent Hours was born in 1946 in Paris, where he currently works at the National School of Beaux Arts. Laurent Hours' paintings feed on a peculiar atmosphere; he offers viewers snapshots of memory in dreamlike settings. He recounts stories with depictions comprised of natural elements, of the earth, water, stone and sun. He creates stories of towns which have vanished or perhaps never existed, of oceans and deserts splashed in ochre. His scenes are warm and strong, and settings in which his minute figures often attempt to claim it, like a string of froth clinging to the sand.

Laurent Hours works with varnish, he decided on such a unique medium because it allows him to produce works that evoke the feeling of ancient frescos and the sense of the passage of time. Hours finds inspiration in crumbling walls, ancient architecture, prevailing relics of ancient monuments. His application of archeological melancholy in his work reflects the state of the past. Over time, Hours has slowly given way to a simplified work, more poetical in its enigmatic images.

Hours' combination of varnish and canvas produces backgrounds complete with numerous opposing layers of color mingled together creating a tangible sense of depth. Hours actively searches for deep and rich material to fill his canvases, similar to the patinas of years gone by. He then defines his oceans and deserts, constructs his towns, and then finally uses a light brush to draw in his mysterious figures.

Hours has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe throughout the last 35 years. His work is featured in prominent public collections such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux and the French Embassy in Nairobi. In addition to his presence in multiple public collections, Hours has received numerous awards and distinctions including the Prix Delmas de l’Institut de France in 2007 and the Grand Prix international d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo Prix de ICOM (International Council of Museums) in 1980. He is permanently represented in the US by Gallery 71.


Laurent Hours - Women on Gold Collage
Women on Gold Collage
16.75 x 8.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Woman Holding Dog
Woman Holding Dog
17 x 8.75 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Two Figures on Sienna
Two Figures on Sienna
16.75 x 8 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Figure on Sienna
Figure on Sienna
16.25 x 8 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Seated Figures with Trees and Vases
Seated Figures with Trees and Vases
17 x 8.25 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Figures with Parasol and Crest
Figures with Parasol and Crest
16.75 x 8.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Three Figures w/ Leaves
Three Figures w/ Leaves
16 x 8 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Figure w/ Leaves
Figure w/ Leaves
16.5 x 8.25 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Collage with Pink Landscape
Collage with Pink Landscape
8.5 x 16.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Pegasus
Pegasus
16.5 x 8 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Two Girls
Two Girls
16.5 x 8.5 in.  
Oil and Collage on Canvas 
Laurent Hours - Les Timbres
Les Timbres
16.5 x 8.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Portrait in Italy
Portrait in Italy
16.5 x 8.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Girl and Bicycle
Girl and Bicycle
16.5 x 8.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Chez VI Q
Chez VI Q
16.5 x 8.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Paper 
Laurent Hours - Remembrances
Remembrances
16.5 x 15.5 in.  
Acrylic on Canvas 
Laurent Hours - Distant Figure
Distant Figure
12.25 x 19.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Canvas 
Laurent Hours - Ten Figures and Dog
Ten Figures and Dog
19.25 x 26.75 in.  
 
Laurent Hours - Nine Figures and Dog
Nine Figures and Dog
19.75 x 27.5 in.  
Oil on Canvas 
Laurent Hours - Palm Tree
Palm Tree
15.75 x 15 in.  
Acrylic on Canvas 

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Biographical Information
Exhibitions

1975 Center Cultural Francais, Sarrebruck, France
1977 Gallery Massol, Paris, France
1982 Gallery Ferrero, Geneve, France
1985 Gallery Felman, Paris, France
1986 Gallery Felman, Paris, France
1987 Gallery Felman, Paris, France
1988 Gallery Felman, Paris, France
1989 BP Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
                Gallery 2016, Bruxelles, Belgium
1990 Gallery Dertcheid, Bruxelles, Belgium
1991 Museum do Saint-Maur, Villa Medicis, France
1992 Gallery Zedes, Bruxelles, Belgium
1993 Gallery Herold, Bruxelles, Belgium
                Gallery Guerard, Paris, France
                Gallery d’ Haudrecy, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
                Gallery Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
1994 Gallery Guerard, Paris, France
                 Museum Champollion, Figeac, France
                 Gallery Zedes, Bruxelles, Belgium
1995 Gallery Claudine, Legrand, Paris, France
1996 Prince’s Building, Hong Kong, China
                Gallery Guerard, Paris, France
                Gallery Zedes, Bruxelles, Belgium
1997 Shimrose Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan
                 Gallery Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
1998 Gallery Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
1999 Shimrose Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Claudine Legrand Gallery
2001 Florence Foundation
2002 Ginza Mintsukoshi – Tokyo
                 Art Strasbourg
2003 Shimose Fine Art – Tokyo
Matsukya Art Gallery – Japan

Public Collections

National Modern Art Museum – Paris
Beaux-Arts Museum – Bordeaux, France
Modern Art Museum of Paris

Public Works

1991 – wall painting – Paris, City Hall
1997 Painting Decoration, All Saints Church, Tokyo