Georges Badin (Céret, FR, 1927 – 2014)
Georges Badin first dedicates himself to writing and then to painting to illustrate the texts of Georges Emmanuel Clancier, Robert Marteau and Michel Butor. Using words and colours, he paints free-form canvases expressing more than text alone. In 1968 he is responsible for the creation of the Textruction Movement, with Michel Vachey and Gérard Duchêne. His painting, far from abstraction, does not use immediate similarities with the known world but opens new horizons. Some elusive body shapes, hills silhouettes, flowers or more precisely blooms, outcrop, floating seas, challenge eye and thought limits.