Signed and titled on the back "Paul Gherasim, Mandilion"
private collection, Switzerland
Paul Gherasim is a co-founder of the Prolog group. He paints nature as a place of expectation, of waiting for the ultimate meaning: what he calls the Logos in Heideggerian terms. For his brushwork, he adopts une stratégie du peu by gradually eliminating colour until its translucence allows light to pass through it and beyond it. His canvases are governed by the square and the rhomb, symbols descended from the religious icons that used to inspire Malevich.