Some words from the artist about the syntho-chromisme
"The purpose is to reach the point where the colour builds up itself, where the colours are born and are going to become confused, to become light. It is a question of painting from colour to colour by keeping the same intensity. Colours and shapes are intermingling! All that matters from now is nothing else than to express the excitement of life that is light through things".
Michel Moreno, born in 1945, developped early skills for painting. Of Norman ancestry by his mother and Spanish by his father, he studied at the Art et Technique school in Paris. He began his work with a series of canvas representing fleshless and threadlike characters that he will later call his pessimistic expressionist period. He carried on with his research by exploring the fields of the colour and the light. Finally, in a manifesto published in 1976, he defined what he named the syntho-chromisme. His passion for the Jazz of New Orleans sometimes gives rythm to his paintings. His works were found in Chinese, Canadian, American, German and Swiss collections, in particular, in the Mr Oscar Ghez’s collection who founded the museum Le petit Palais in Geneva, and of course, in the French ones. Michel Moreno's website
1967: gallery Duncan, Paris.
1968: gallery La Bazarine, Paris.
1969: Club des Poètes, Paris.
1972: Atelier 23, Paris.
1973: hotel Monceau, hotel Méridien, PLM Saint Jacques and gallery Marcel Bernheim, Paris.
1975: gallery Nelly Double and Lucia gallery, Paris.
1976: gallery Serge Gérard, Paris.
1977: hotel Concorde, galerie Chloé et gallery Arcadie, Paris. Art gallery, Calais.
1978: hotel Concorde, Paris.
1979: hotel NiKKo, Paris.
1980: hotel Le Sheraton, Paris.
1987: salon des Indépendants, Paris.
1988: salon Léonard de Vinci, Paris.
1991: Mairie de Gisors, Gisors.
1994: château de Domazan, Domazan Gard, gallery Elysée Miromesnil, Paris, Musée du Petit Palais, Genève.
2008: Foire internationale de Canton, Art Fair, China.
2009: American international Fine Art Fair, Miami, USA.
2014: Bernard Boesch museum, La Baule.
Publication in the press
1973: La Revue Moderne
1975: Europe Echecs
1976: L’Aurore, La Croix
1977: La revue Moderne, La Voix du Nord
1986: Antique Trade gazette
1989: Le Revenu Français
1990: Art et Valeurs
1991: Le Parisien, Le Paris Normandie, L’impartial
1994: Le Midi Libre