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Cecil Touchon

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austin, Texas

Birth year

Lives in
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA - Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico

Works in
Santa Fe, New Mexico


North Texas State
University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, BFA

Representing galleries
Sears Peyton Gallery - NYC & LA, Nuart Gallery - Nuart Gallery, New Mexico, Santa Fe

conceptual, abstract, photography, post-minimalism modern, abstract-expressionism, Massurrealism, Post-Dogmatism, Fluxus, Typographic Abstraction mixed-media performance


I explore the boundaries between art and poetry in my recent collages composed of bits of lettering and the empty spaces between them. Stripped of literary meaning, these works rely on composition, rhythm and visual movement to convey their meaning which is ambiguous and intuitive. These works are constructed from distressed street posters that have been carefully edited into inlayed bits of printed matter creating passages that move from figure to ground and then reverse back to figure through gentle curves, irregular grids and subtle shading techniques. Snippets of lettering almost become recognizable letters or perhaps proposals for a new poetic alphabet but always slip back into forms and spaces creating enigmatic and open, simultaneously plausible interpretations.

Recent Exhibits

Cecil Touchon participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 in a broken tongue
Nuart Gallery
Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS)
May, 2012 the unspoken remains: typographic abstractions of cecil touchon
Nuart Gallery
Sep, 2011 Write Now: Artists and Letterforms
Chicago Cultural Center
Sep, 2011 Cecil Touchon & the Art of Collage
K. Imperial Fine Art
Aug, 2010 Lost and Found: The Art of Collage
Northern Kentucky University
Click here to see all exhibits for Cecil Touchon
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