Bertrand Delacroix Gallery presents Yannick Fournie’s work in New York City for the first time this May. Fournié, a native of southern France, has established himself as a bold and provocative figurative painter. The new collection presents men and women wearing colorful Mexican wrestling masks, a topic the artist has been exploring over the past few years. As for the motivation behind this subject choice, Fournié cites a meaningful experience he had while visiting a small town in Mexico. A short time after attending a match of Lucha Libre, a form of professional Mexican wrestling, he came across one of the wrestlers – or luchadores- in his everyday clothing, yet still masked, at a local grocery store. In fact, most luchadores are never seen by the public or press without these masks. Fans flocked around the fighter as he shopped for quotidian items and Fournié saw that

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