Claude Viallat's Biography
Claude Viallat is a French artist born in 1936. He is best known for his involvement in the Post-War movement of Supports/Surfaces, a French avant-garde movement that sought to redefine painting in terms of the surface of the canvas and its relationship to the surrounding space. Viallat was part of the first wave of Supports/Surfaces, which began in 1969, and he took part in their first exhibition in 1970. Viallat's work is characterized by his use of repetition and serial motifs, as well as his use of bright colors and geometric shapes. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, North America and Asia.