François Borie is a French artist, specialized in paintings and drawings.
He was born in 1964 in Paris and grew up in France after a short stay in the United States. Since he is young, he is emerged in a multicultural universe, it gives him a taste for curiosity and discovering. Around the age of twelve, he starts creating his first drawings, highly influenced by Klee and Victor Brauner. These last few years, François Borie moved his work to a graphic exploration and automatics drawings, with surrealists inspirations.
François Borie always draws the repetitive forms of his characters, who link together and embrace each other. They are the same characters but they are always different. We perceive in his universe this obstinate desire to create the variations of one same theme. A feeling reinforced by the multiplicity of his figures and his artworks. The artist creates a proximity between the spectator and this ballet of moving shadows. Between opacity and lightness, hardness and weightlessness, the look is engaged in a complex tensioning game in which the void and the full appear to cohabit within the framework of the work and the exhibition space.