Contemporary innovator of the art world Alain Huck works across various artistic media, but it is his recent “Salons Noirs” series of charcoal works that exemplify his virtuosity.
Conjuring an incredible array of visual sensations across his varied body of charcoal works on paper, Huck channels imagery from nature but transforms it into something almost otherworldly in its sense of desolation. Sobering yet satisfying, these works reveal his remarkable abilities to conjure dynamic texture and form.
Born in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1957, Huck studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne from 1982 to 1986. Following graduation, Huck established an innovative exhibition space entitled M/2 in his hometown with several of his colleagues. Today, Huck is based in Lausanne and has enjoyed ample opportunity to showcase his work. Recent exhibitions include “Tabou” at the Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch in Rome, Italy (2013); “Hybrid” at The Armory Show in New York (2014); “Les Salons Noirs - La Symétrie du Saule” at the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, France (2016); and “Alain Huck. Foin, KMD” at the Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp / The Forestay Museum of Art in Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland (2017).