Acme Studios — Francis Baudevin

Supporting Artists since 1972

Francis Baudevin

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Francis Baudevin, born in Bulle, Switzerland in 1964, lives and works in Lausanne. His paintings are developed directly from the motifs of industrial design, utilising compositions found in graphics designed for various products such as pharmaceuticals, logos, signs and album covers. Stripping away the type and other contextual to leave only the graphics, the imagery is enlarged by ten or a multiple of ten and meticulously rendered to become the main motif of his geometrical paintings that blend the legacies of high modernism and mass-culture appropriation.

Francis’ work ha been exhibited widely internationally over several decades and is held in collections such as Fonds National d’Art Contemporain Paris, Franche-Comté, Besançon, Nord Pas De Calais, Dunkerque, Poitou-Charentes, and Angoulême.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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