Charles-Henri Monvert  - 
, 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

noir, blanc, bleu , 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

noir, blanc, bleu , 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

, 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

noir, blanc, jaune , 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

, 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

noir, blanc, jaune , 2010-12, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 2010, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France

Six formes , 2010, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France

, 2009-2011, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo : Aurélien Mole

Jaune , 2009-2011, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo : Aurélien Mole

, 2008, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Trois formes , 2008, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 2006, Oil on canvas, 180 x 144 cm, photo: Aurélien Mole

Cercles et Carrés, Verticale et Diagonale , 2006, Oil on canvas, 180 x 144 cm, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2005, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40 x 40 cm, each, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Sans titre , 2005, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40 x 40 cm, each, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 2005, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40 x 40 cm, each, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Sans titre , 2005, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40 x 40 cm, each, photo: Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 2005, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40 x 40 cm, each, photo : Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Sans titre , 2005, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40 x 40 cm, each, photo : Aurélien Mole, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 2004, Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, photo André Morain, Private collection, Paris, France

Sans titre , 2004, Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, photo André Morain, Private collection, Paris, France

, 2004, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo André Morain

Sans titre , 2004, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo André Morain

, 2000, Oil on canvas, ø 60 cm, Private collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3 Jaunes , 2000, Oil on canvas, ø 60 cm, Private collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

, 1998, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm, photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

12 carrés , 1998, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm, photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

, 1998, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

12 carrés , 1998, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

, 1998, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

6 cercles / 12 carrés , 1998, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

, 1993-94, Oil on canvas, 225 x 198 cm, photo André Morain

Sans titre , 1993-94, Oil on canvas, 225 x 198 cm, photo André Morain

, 1995, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo André Morain, Collection départementale d'art contemporain de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France

Cercles / carré , 1995, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, photo André Morain, Collection départementale d'art contemporain de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France

, 1995, Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm, photo André Morain, Collection Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Les figures de 1 à 6 , 1995, Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm, photo André Morain, Collection Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

, 1993, Oil on canvas, 117 x 90 cm, photo André Morain

Pair et impair ou l'incrédulité , 1993, Oil on canvas, 117 x 90 cm, photo André Morain

, 1992-93, Oil on canvas, 225 x 198 cm, photo André Morain

Noir et blanc , 1992-93, Oil on canvas, 225 x 198 cm, photo André Morain

, 1992-93, Oil on canvas, 225 x 198 cm, photo André Morain

Noir et blanc , 1992-93, Oil on canvas, 225 x 198 cm, photo André Morain

, 1990-91, Oil and pencil on canvas, 207 x 198 cm, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Le blanc, le gris, le noir, le blanc , 1990-91, Oil and pencil on canvas, 207 x 198 cm, Collection MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

, 1990-91, Oil on canvas, 207 x 198 cm, photo André Morain, Collection Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Le blanc, le gris, le noir et le blanc , 1990-91, Oil on canvas, 207 x 198 cm, photo André Morain, Collection Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

, 1990-91, Oil on canvas, 207 x 198 cm, photo: André Morain, Collection Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Le blanc, le gris, le noir et le blanc , 1990-91, Oil on canvas, 207 x 198 cm, photo: André Morain, Collection Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

, 1980, Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm, photo André Morain, Private collection, Paris, France

Sans titre , 1980, Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm, photo André Morain, Private collection, Paris, France

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Charles-Henri Monvert was born 1948 in Neuilly sur Seine (France) — he lives and works in Paris (France)

The logic behind Charles-Henri Monvert's pictures is based on the development - starting from an initial grid - of a structural combination of infinite variations. The oeuvre takes the form of a process of weaving and overlapping, which causes several overlaid time-related planes and strata to interfere with each other. Each new layer not only covers the old one, but, by way of impregnation, retains the memory of the original grid. From the initial pure white to the final structuring, a whole visual gamut is constructed, a keyboard of values, tones and grains, density and mattness, a weft which, through the resurgence of lines of force, makes the tensions within the picture visible. An infinitesimal relief is drawn, nothing less than fabric within fabric. This faculty of memorization and alteration makes it possible to confront an unchanging structure and its many metamorphoses. Here, logic and hunch join hands; each work carries within it the mark of something in the offing, and something random.

La logique des tableaux de Charles-Henri Monvert repose sur le développement, à partir d'une grille initiale, d'une combinaison structurelle de variations infinies. L'oeuvre s'élabore selon un procédé de tressage, de chevauchements, qui fait entrer en interférence plusieurs plans et strates temporels superposés. Chaque nouvelle couche, en même temps qu'elle recouvre l'ancienne, garde par imprégnation la mémoire de la grille originelle. Du pur blanc initial à la structuration finale s'édifie toute une gamme visuelle, un clavier de valeurs, de tonalités et de grains, d'épaisseur, de matité, une trame qui rend visible, par la résurgence des lignes de force, les tensions internes au tableau. Un relief infinitésimal se dessine, véritable tissu dans le tissu. Cette faculté de mémorisation et d'altération permet de confronter une structure immuable et de ses multiples métamorphoses. Ici logique et intuition se rejoignent; chaque oeuvre porte en elle la marque du devenir et de l'aléatoire.