One is straight away struck by the paucity of words availed to expound this chanced-upon poiesis born in the crevasses of cultural hybridity and nourished in the no man's lands of ascetic transmutation...

Nuagisme / Cloudism

Nuagisme (literally "cloudism") is a French art-historical-critical term advanced in the mid-1950s by art critic Julien Alvard (1916-1974). It was coined to describe a class of painters – René Laubies, Frédéric Benrath, René Duvillier, Fernando Lerin, Nasser Assar, and possibly others – whose work was seen as broadly representing a modern naturalistic non-figurative movement that remained aloof to prevalent contemporary theoretical disputes by refusing to enter the oppositional framework that raged between geometrical and lyrical abstraction. Writing in 1955, Alvard described nuagisme as 'an insurrection against the form in attempt to paint the boundless.'

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