Artwork by Fernand Toupin,  Un pays à nommer
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Fernand Toupin
Un pays à nommer

acrylic and powdered marble on canvas
signed and dated 1975 lower right; signed and inscribed “Montréal - février - 1975” on the reverse
52 x 64 ins ( 132.1 x 162.6 cms )

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Provenance:
Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal
Literature:
Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada, Toronto, 2007, page 169
Fernand Toupin was a co-founder of Les Plasticiens, along with Louis Belzile, Rodolphe de Repentigny (Jauran) and Jean-Paul Jérôme. In 1955, the artistic group formulated their manifesto outlining their movement against the abstract "Automatiste" style, seeking to replace gestural painting with more geometric, architectural compositions. The theory and ideology of Les Plasticiens began to guide his work, which he followed for the next few years.

Toupin never hesitated to go against popular trends. In 1959, Fernand Toupin moved away from hard-edge abstraction to a more lyrical approach to abstract painting. He explored the structure of texture and space, often mixing powdered marble and pigments. His works of the 1960s and 70s, such as “Un pays à nommer”, contain incredibly tactile surfaces of built-up pigment that draw in the viewer. Toupin write of the influence of his surrounding environment: the Quebec landscapes. “I like to feel the simmering of things as they are made. The uprising of the waves. The freshness of the snow. The ubiquity of the minerals.”
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Fernand Toupin
(1930 - 2009) Les Plasticiens, RCA

Fernand Toupin was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1930. He began taking night classes at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1949. Toupins early style, as part of the Plasticiens group, was comprised of coloured geometric forms on irregular canvases. Later, in the 50s and 60s, his work evolved to include texture. The last decade of his career saw him return to geometric abstraction.
During his successful career, Toupin participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and France. He was elected a member of the RCA in 1977.