Cecil Touchon

Cecil Touchon’s paintings bring the “wow” factor into any  contemporary  or mid-century  design. Touchon  is  a  renowned contemporary American painter, whose career  spans  thirty-five years.  The artist’s paintings and collage works are abstractions based  upon  typography. 

Using the technique of collage, Touchon reassembles portions of  letter fonts  from billboards  and printed  materials  into pure abstractions that transform verbal language into a  form  of visual  architecture.  The artists’ works examine and then transcend the various avant-garde  movements  of the  past century,  including Cubism and Constructivism.  Touchon’s respect for the history  of art  give  his paintings  a  unique edge;  while  his paintings are  abstract  and non-representational,  they  manage to  masterfully  inhabit a  

myriad  of painting  traditions  such as trompe  l’oeil, collage  and Color  Field  painting. 

Touchon participated in the Venice Biennial in both 2001 and  2009.  His work can be found in major corporate collections and museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute and the Tate Modern in London.