The work of François La Borie proposes a unique formal elaboration of an intertwinement of colour and light from which emanates a vibrant transparency attesting to the trace of a passage and of a possible experience.

Inspired by his scientific and medical knowledge and practice located at the core of biology and medicine, the artist develops a physical gesture that weaves a luminous movement in the pictorial matter. The abstraction is created by passing and passing again, pressing, folding, unfolding, snatching and crumbling. Melted into the matter, the folds become, as the surfaces separate, the memory of an embrace. Sometimes an evanescent figure or a flowing is unsettling this weft as if touched by a breath.

The paintings and the sculptures by François La Borie resonates with a continuous preoccupation of artists who invent new pictorial languages and forms of thinking opening the potentialities of art to the progress of science.


Trained as a dental surgeon, François La Borie has operated in both artistic and medical technics, seeking through biology and psychology the sources of emotions and their corporeal imprint so that arises the memorial instant contained inside the matter. François La Borie lives and works in Paris and Les Lilas. Collectors in France, Canada, Spain and Germany follow his work with the utmost interest.

After attending the Beaux-Arts de Paris in the drawing section in 1999, he realized the exhibition He Can’t in 2009 in Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, France, displaying a series of large format paintings as well as poetry. In 2010 he participated in the Festival des Jardins in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France, where he constructed a work around the chemical transformation of materials from their vegetal and mineral origin to pharmacochemistry.




Francois La Borie would like to thank Julia Bastard and Esther Shalev Gerz,

for their help and their support.