ERIC ROUX-FONTAINE b. 1966 France

Roux-Fontaine was born in 1966 in the Savoy Region of France.  He enrolled at the Fine Art School of Saint-Etienne at the young age of 17 and graduated Summa Cum Laude 5 years later.  Since his first solo exhibition in 1991, he has enjoyed sellout shows and overwhelming success throughout Europe.  In 1995, the Musée des Beaux-arts of the city of Chambéry  and the Musée Paul Dini of the city of Villefranche-sur-Saône acquired works which to date are part of their permanent collections. The Museum of the city of Lyon  and the Centre de Cultura Contemporania of Barcelona (Barcelona Contemporary Arts Center) both featured his work in 2008.  The same year, Spanish private arts foundation Josep Niebla presented his first retrospective.  In 2011, he was a guest speaker at the renowned TED event in Lyon.  His work was recently featured at the Rotterdam, Paris, London and Dublin art fairs. His studio is now in Lyon, France but he spends a great deal of time gathering inspiration for his work by traveling internationally.

His multi-media body of work is largely inspired by his travels throughout Central America, India and Eastern Europe, specifically to Borucan & Romani communities. He is artistically inspired by historical greats such as Eugene Delacroix as well as contemporary painters, such as Peter Doig and Miquel Barceló.  He likens his dreamlike perception of the world to literature by Alejo Carpentier, João Guimarães Rosa and the poet Tsigane Rajko Djuric and films by visionaries such as Serbian Emir Kusturica, German Wim Wenders and American Jim Jarmusch.


EDUCATION

Fine Art School of Saint-Etienne graduated Suma Cum

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Anima Mundi, Hugo Galerie, New York, NY
2017 Galerie le Soleil sur la place, Lyon, France
2016 A country in your eyes, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2015 Jardins secrets, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY
2014 Outbound, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2013 Lunar Park, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2012 Neverlandscape, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY
2012 Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2011 Eden, Galerie Le Soleil sur la place, Lyon, France
2010 Festina lente, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2009 Bahra, Galerie Le Soleil sur la place, Lyon, France
2008 Rétrospective, Fondation Josep Niebla, Gironne, Spain
2008 Ivre de la jungle, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2008 Elvis has left America, Septembre de la photographie, Lyon, France
2008 Rromano than, La Roseraie, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Galerie le Phenix, Brussels, Belgium
2003 Sind, Galerie Olivier Houg, Lyon, France
2002 Jardin Nomade, Rez d’Art Contemporain, Ville de Meyzieux, France
2001 Whispering in paradise, Bridge Gal. Dublin, Ireland
1999 Galerie Olivier Houg, Lyon, France
1998 Terrains et territoires, Maison de l’Image et du son, Villeurbanne, France
1995 Voyage au centre d’un musée, Musée des beaux-arts de Chambéry, France
1991 Mundo Nuevo, Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Waltman Ortega fine art, Miami, FL
2013 Summer Collection, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY
2013 Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011 Ponts, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
2010 Slick 2010, Paris St Art Strasbourg, France
2008 Le territoire et ses limites, commissaire, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
2008 Frontières, Lille, France
2008 Septembre de la photographie, Lyon, France
2007 Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2007 Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche, France
2007 Fronteras, Musée des cultures contemporaine, Barcelona, Spain
2006 Frontières, Lyon, France
2006 Galerie le Phenix, Brussels, Belgium
2005 Galerie le Phenix, Brussels, Belgium
2004 Acquisition AIB Fondation, Ireland 2004 Art fair Dublin, Ireland
2003 Rotterdam Art fair, Holland
2001 Les chemins de la peinture, Centre d’art d’Oyonnax, France
2000 Big Torino, Biennale, Torino, Italy
2000 Bridge Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1998 Terrains et territoires, Maison de l’Image et du son, Villeurbanne, France