Section Liège-Belgique


First name : FRANCIS
Born on : Malmédy on the 26 th February
Introduction : He is now a teacher in art. He began to draw at the age of 16. He defines his art or style as " Conceptual art " : this movement appeared in the sixties and denied the predominance of the object in POP ART and MINIMAL ART. It's the making of works wich can be limited to easy definitions or tests in a linguistic analysis of the artistic activity.


Francis Feidler painted first on an expressive way. Later, he was prompted by different life circumstances to do something politically and socially in his art. He gave utterance to his dissatisfaction through arrangements of numerous elements, realised on a conceptual way.
Today, F. Feidler centres his work on communication. He has choosen the helix as central metaphor because this spiral is suitable to picture the two parts of the communication concept. The helix can forward messages and throw bridges between diametrically opposite elements. Circumvolutions give it enough elasticity to preserve communication from rigid ways.
He also considers communication as a play of autonomous tension.
These arrangements are attempts, plays of tensions between different elements. They are primitive mecanismes forcing the spectator to examine the system to understand how the whole holds.
This can be considered as a performance : as F. Feidler builds his arrangements in situ., he is practically bound to succeed and this causes him a big intern tension. The completed work is for him a discovery and a source of allaying.
He thinks that the questions concerning the working of the whole are more important than the aesthestic questions.
F. Feidler's arrangements are nearly always interactive plays inside the work.
The spectator is never implied in the arrangement. He is not allowed to touch and he is afraid because he knows that if he touches a piece of the arrangement, the whole will fall.
The works are generally created according to the spaces where they will be exhibited. They often have no titles.
F. Feidler likes objects which can, with very little, catch the eyes and draw the attention of the spectator.
F. Feidler continually uses plays of forces, plays of tensions. He creates a work in relation to the space and thinks first about its size and its material. After that, he asks himself how to bring the whole in tension and opposition.


Francis Feidler wants to utter many things through his work.
He says : " I usually try to be the mirror of what I'm doing ".
He wants his work to be a source of communication and conversation between the spectators.
He likes approaching subjects such as death and everyday life.


The large size, the fluorescent colors, and the graphisme or drawings make us first believe in a spontaneous explosion.
However, this work has, in spite of the spray-painting, nothing to do with street art.
It reveals much know-how and technical precision.
The gesture is rigorous and steady to draw the helix which is stretched between the two sides.
The composition is severe, and restrainedly divided into three parts. The helix occupies the central part and a lot of little moving and coloured geometrical elements float in the two lateral zones.
The helix is often used by the artist as a formal sign of communication.
Because of the large space it occupies, it seems to be unlimited.

1990 330 X150 cm
Foto Gustaaf Begas


Elastikommunikation Vierkantholz 1989
Objekt mit Schraubspanner 62x72x6cm
Foto Gustaaf Begas

Elastikommunikation Frontal 1991
-achteckiges Einschlapapier
Foto : Gustaaf Begas

Elastikommunikation mit 2 Stahlplatten 1990
100 X 800 X 200 cm
Foto : Francis Feidler


Elastikommunikationsfontäne 1990
- 120x150 cm
- Stahlplatte(12mm) ausgeschitten
Foto : Francis Feidler

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