André Cervera

Born in 1962, André Cervera lives and works in Sète, France and wherever his travels take him. In the 1970s André Cervera was already fascinated by painting and, moreover, by the act of painting itself. The ascent of his older brother, Michel Zoom, “the poet of Figuration Libre” and with the encouragement of Robert Combas, he took his first steps in the world of painting. He followed a courseat the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Sète then entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Marseille and is shocked by the works of Yves Klein, absolute artist,master of pure energy and luminous Shaman. Contrary to the artists of "Figuration Libre" Cervera's style is highly expressionistic under the influence of Kokoschka, Ensor, and the German movement group Die Brücke. It also became increasingly “Latin” in tone, inspired by travels and the so-called “primitives”.

Since 2006 Cervera was invited several times to China. He developed a more forceful style, improving his distinctive range of colors through stamping and dripping techniques, restraining his palette, adding coating, glazing and transparency to his collages, integrating the use of rare paper and refining his choice of motifs. His voracious imagination was fulfilled.  Cervera has over the past twenty years developed a unique style of “Latin expressionism” fueled by an urgency to paint. His artistic process has been a vital ritual and an obsession; to paint excessively, after all, is to paint the excessive. His vision of the world is of disproportionate realities- there is no sophistication in André Cervera's discourse. His works are guided by emotion and truth. Thus, for this local-born artist of working-class origins his works have gained rightful recognition in the world today. 

2017FRANCE Montpellier Clemence Boisanté Gallery

CHINA Shanghai ArtCN gallery
2014FRANCE La Seyne/Sea Gallery of Fort Napoleon

FRANCE Montpellier Gallery Helene Trintignan
2013FRANCE Montpellier Espace Bagouet
2012CHINA Shanghai Hong Merchant Gallery
2011CHINA Beijing International Sunshine Art Museum
2010CHINA Shanghai Hong Merchant Gallery

FRANCE Montpellier Gallery Hambursin Boisanté

FRANCE Frontignan City museum as part of the FIRN (International Black Roman Festival)
2009FRANCE Montpellier Gallery Hambursin Boisanté
2008FRANCE Paris Gallery Les Singuliers
2007CHINA Shanghai Hong Merchant Gallery

FRANCE, Montpellier Hambursin Boisanté Gallery
2006CHINA Shanghai Hong Merchant Gallery
2005FRANCE Sete Paul Valery Museum

FRANCE Figeac Gallery Le Rire Bleu

FRANCE Paris Gallery Les Singuliers
2004INDIA Pondicherry Aurodhan Art Gallery
2003FRANCE Sète Showcase of the Villa Saint Clair

INDIA Pondicherry “AIR” exhibition and workshop
2002FRANCE Paris Gallery Les Singuliers
2001FRANCE Paris Gallery Les Singuliers
2000FRANCE Paris Gallery Les Singuliers
1999FRANCE Paris Gallery Les Singuliers
1998FRANCE Paris Gallery Michel Gillet
1996FRANCE Sete Space Fortant of France

MOROCCO French Institute of Tetouan exhibition & workshop
1994FRANCE Toulouse ENAC Leonardo da Vinci Center
1992FRANCE Paris Jean-Pierre Harter Gallery

GERMANY Montabaur Galerie Modern Kunst
1991FRANCE Paris Jean-Pierre Harter Gallery

FRANCE Paris Space Herault
1990FRANCE Grenoble Saint-Ange Gallery
1989FRANCE Toulouse Gallery Ax Actuel
1986FRANCE Sete Gallery Peschot

André Cervera Selected Works