Announcing Stunning New Paintings by François Fressinier

13 Oct 2018 – 3 Nov 2018

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Saturday, October 13th, 6-8 PM

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Martin Lawrence Galleries in Costa Mesa is honored to announce an exclusive exhibition of stunning new paintings by François Fressinier. Combining collage, impasto, abstraction and figurative painting.


Twenty-First Century Master François Fressinier is an ardent admirer of the female face.  To this French-born artist, it uniquely embodies and graciously expresses serenity, beauty and the entire spectrum of human emotion. And his latest works continue to pay homage to it, presenting that face as a reflection of his childhood influences. Fressinier grew up with parents who collected posters of the artist Christine Rosamond. Her work has influenced his view of femininity and is reflected in the use of a subtle watercolor palette in his most recent oil painting Flower Dream.  Another of Fressinier's new paintings, La Vie Pink, combines oil and mixed media on canvas and hints at the artist's admiration for the spring like freshness and simplicity of the feminine graces.

"Every painting is a discovery and makes me want to explore or experiment further. Every painting is a new beginning, a clean slate so to speak, yet I always strive to convey in it what I discovered from my last painting."-François Fressinier 

Fressinier was born in Cognac, France to scholarly portrait photographers who instilled in him an affinity with aesthetics.  His artworks combine collage, impasto, abstraction and figurative painting to create a unique textural style that unites both classic and contemporary elements. He studied fine art at the École Brassart in Tours where he was exposed to the sketches and paintings of Rembrandt, Renoir, Courbet, Rubens, and Delaunay. Drawing inspiration from these masters, Fressinier has incorporated their classic sensibilities into his unique contemporary expression of femininity, forging his creative ground in the process.

"For me, the act of creating is like a conversation I have with my painting, and I have learned over the years to listen carefully to what it has to tell me."-François Fressinier

The delicate hand of Fressinier is distinctly present in his beautiful and sensitive renderings of the female face, which provides the ongoing narrative for his work. The women of Fressinier's world are imbued with his unique interpretation and have attracted the attention of collectors worldwide. 

"We are extremely proud to be exhibiting François's latest works in our South Coast Plaza location" noted MLG's Martin Lawrence Galleries Director Ken Lawrence. "He has a unique and singular way of capturing a woman's look-and look into her soul-that has long delighted our collectors, and I am certain his latest paintings will once again connect with and inspire our collectors." 

Martin Lawrence Galleries is the exclusive publisher of Fressinier's works and is extremely proud to be hosting the artist and exhibiting his latest works at their South Coast Plaza Gallery located inside the South Coast Plaza Mall.

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist

Saturday, October 13th, 6-8PM

RSVP (949)759 -0134 + southcoast@martinlawrence.com

3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA www.martinlawrence.com

About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Since 1978, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG)-headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui has been assisting and advising collectors as they consider acquiring fine art.  (MLG), has prided and defined ourselves as both publishers of fine art prints and sculpture from the most talented contemporary artists-both North American and European-and home to modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Basquiat, and Murakami. We are incredibly proud to have lent and exhibited over 200 masterworks, created by more than 30 different artists, to 30+ world-class museums around the globe…including the Louvre, the Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National Gallery, the Tate and the Hermitage-where we are the sole sponsor of the first ever exhibition of the work of Erté, the father of art deco and we proudly publish works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde, and Deyber. For more information visit martinlawrence.com

For further information and images contact:

Katia Graytok


T. 203.989.2073

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Robert Deyber

Mark Kostabi

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

René Lalonde

Philippe Bertho

Kerry Hallam

Takashi Murakami

Liudmila Kondakova

Felix Mas

Marc Chagall

Sam Francis

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Salvador Dali

Douglas Hofmann


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