Francoise Nielly – My new favourite artist

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You know you’re in the presence of true art when words are simply not enough. Francoise Nielly is an artist whose vibrant oil based knife-paintings leave me speechless. Her colour pallets, the shapes her knife create through thick layers of oil paint, her imagination and courage to see the face differently from everyone else, the piercing looks of her models that pop off the canvas… it took me an hour and a half to walk through the Louvre, I could get lose all track of time gazing at these painting.




“Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is , at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling.”




“My father was an architect, he influenced my whole life. He taught me about architecture and the function of volumes.”

- Francoise Nielly

Crane.TV YouTube Interview – click here to view the whole interview

Below I’ve included a selection, a mere fraction, of my favourite paintings from Francoise Nielly. If I started saving my daily TimHortons and Starbucks expenditures, maybe one day (a few decades from now) I’ll be able to afford a Francoise Nielly original… one day.


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