The question of the place, the Topos, and notably the place of colour, is raised in painting, philosophy and poetry. The place of colour is defined both in its presence, the painting, and in its absence, U-topia, which braids the no place, the in-itself (l’en-soi – the world of things, objectivity) of colour and its imagined place. Blue is the colour of utopia, a purely abstract colour. The blue of the sky is a dream; it passes, from dawn to dusk, from lightness to darkness. For Monique Frydman, quite apart from blue, painting in itself is a utopia. A space for dreams, freedom that defeats contingencies. But what utopia are you talking about? What type is it that motivates the painter?
Monique Frydman has thus thought out and specially designed the U-topia of colour exhibition for Espace Muraille. The series of paintings and installations that she presents there incites us to meditate on this.