Serpentine – Hervé Télémaque: A Hopscotch of the Mind

7 October 2021 - 30 January 2022
Hervé Télémaque, Portrait de Famille, 1962-63, Oil on canvas, 195.3 x 260.3 cm, Photograph: Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève / André Morin © Hervé Télémaque, ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021, Image Courtesy of Serpentine Galleries London

Since the late 1950s, Hervé Télémaque has created an expansive body of work with a unique and playful visual vocabulary, featuring abstract gestures, cartoon-like imagery, and mixed media compositions. Through paintings, drawings, collages, objects and assemblages, he brings together striking combinations of historical and literary references with those of consumer and popular culture. Incorporating images and experiences from his daily life, the artist’s extensive body of work consistently draws connections between the realms of interior consciousness, social experience and the complex relationships between image and language.

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