Paul Mansouroff (Павел Мансуров) is an artist of the Russian Avant-Garde movement of the 1920's. Painter and theoretician, Mansouroff is known for his individualistic non objective paintings that inscribe themselves in the context of the suprematism ideals.

During that period he worked with Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin or Pavel Filonov at the INKhUK in Petrograd. However, he was able to depart from their influence and develop his own style. In his workshop the laws of pure form and non objective construction were studied.

It will be during the 1950s, his french period, that Mansouroff will acquire the greatest recognition when he re-explored  his concept of pictural formule. Some of the works can be seen here.

Latest retrospective :

Paul Mansouroff ou l'immensité du plaisir à peindre

From 13 July to 15 October 2017 at the art centre La Malmaison, Cannes, France. The Catalogue of the exhibition ... 

pictural formula 1962

painting on wood

179 x 31 cm

Photo : Jean MOUNICQ

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