France / Born 1955
Tony Soulié (born 1955) is a French artist working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art and photography.
Soulié was part of the French “Nouvelle Abstraction” movement in the 1970-1980s. Hundreds of exhibitions of his works have been organized throughout the world and his works are featured in many public and private collections from the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Utsunomiya Museum of Art and Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation and the Spiegel foundation.
The materials Soulié uses in his paintings are very constant: varnish, and carborundum powder mixed with acrylic painting are his trademark since 1992 with his first series of painted photographs from Africa. These materials are specific products, not originally intended for fine arts, that he adopted from his immediate surroundings when his studio was located in the Bastille neighborhood of Paris, which was then dominated by furniture crafts businesses.