Francois 'Fanch' Ledan, French (1949 - )
Francois "Fanch" Ledan (b. 1949) is noted for delightful
scenes of his native Brittany in a colorful "primitive" style.
In 1968 he abandoned his studies in commercial design for full-time
studies in painting and fine art. His talent was quickly recognized
and soon he was involved in major European shows. He became involved
in printmaking in 1973 when he learned lithography in Paris.
Since then he has had more than 25 one-person shows in Europe,
North America and South America.
Art is never made in a vacuum and good art reflects the times
in which it is made. A venerable art world axiom, this idea
confronts us with particular clarity and force in the work
of French-born painter, Fanch Ledan. He draws on the rhythms
and elements from our contemporary visual environment to
forge a distinctly original, late twentieth century vision.
His vivid images are totally contemporary with classical
nuances and the brightly streamlined look of modern media.
The marriage of interior and exterior setting is the recurring
theme in much of Fanch Ledan's work. His 'windows on the world" concept
functions to bring the usual background elements into key focal
point. Because interiors are generally uninhabited by human
figures, we focus on the way his rooms blend art and architecture
to form a balanced and harmonious elegance.