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  • . Maguy Banq
    Maguy Banq was born in 1954, in Marseillan, South of France. She graduated
    from the School of Fine Arts of Mexico in 1992. She shares her life between
    France and Mexico and exhibits regularly in these two countries.
     
    Fed to the classic techniques, Maguy Banq allies the work of the bronze to materials
    and forms of the minimalist art. Because the work lies itself in the association of its
    pure, geometrical, multiplied forms where her bronze work, as a way of cross, takes
    back the stages of the human condition. She is interested from the beginning of her
    researches in the "cycle of the absurd ", eternal resumption, symbolized in her works
    by the myth of Sisyphus. She experiences and expresses labour, absolute quest towards
    an ecstatic and calmed plenitude, which as for Albert Camus would tighten towards an
    "happy men".
  • . Manuèle Bernardi

    Manuèle Bernardi, was born in 1959 in Saint-Tropez, France. She lives and works in Roussilon, France. 

    After studies to the Academy Roederer and to Beaux-Arts de Paris, she becomes a decorator and a

    wardrobe master then an illustrator, before choosing to express herself by the painting and finally,

    the sculpture. 

    This visual artist explores the feminine representation in what it has of links
    in its ecosystem. She makes perceptible invisible emotion of two beings which connect,

    the alchemy of a group which moves towards a common destination. Her sculptures, Callipygia,

    in feet anchored well in the reality, rise unconditionally towards the other one, the waves pass.

    In her installations, the fragile material , of paper, plastic, seeds, ..., is strengthened by invisible

    threads, Manuèle studies the flora and fauna as the source of an inspiration for a common life

    where the link makes rampart, sets up itself as protective shield of a materialistic everyday life.

    If the installations of Manuèle Bernardi have a high poetic density, they contain in their heart a

    disturbing fragility. Attached to nylon threads, these little things icker happily on themselves,

    unaware of their meaning. Individually they are only the traces of a past life, of a manslaughter,

    together they reform a quivering ecosystem that seeks to protect its center. A new constellation

    around a visible or concealed star that brings back a form of life. The allegory does not stop there,

    Manuèle protects her installations of a sheet of transparent plexiglass which is reminiscent of the

    ozone layer. 

  • . Samuel di Blasi
    Born in Alba, Italie, in 1975. He lives and works between Alba and Pietrasanta.
     
    Samuel di Blasi graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin where
    he started to work. 
    In 2000 he was in London, where he perfected his artistic language in the studio of
    Noriaki Maeda. His monumental works describe the link between man and nature.
    The artist idealizes the two universes by freezing them: this still image creates
    metaphysical worlds linked to dreams. «I like to represent water using fire, because
    they are two opposite elements, opposite, but both alive. I use photography to stop
    the suggestion that I see and the beauty that will lead me to
    the realization of the work. I grew up through photography and the super-eight,
    made first by my grand-father and then by my father».
    Samuel Di Blasi uses the short film technique as a representation of the non-expressible
    in words and considers himself a visual sculptor, a creator of worlds that can be crossed.
    “We often observe shapes that don’t want to be description of themselves but simply
    be something that looks like something else,
    like the idea of seeing a cloud and wanting to climb it”.
    In 2015 he realized at the National Mountain Museum of Turin the personal exhibition
    «Lo scalatore di Nuvole» (The Climber of Clouds), whose art book is published by
    Riccardo Cordero (Lizea Arte Edizioni).
    In 2018 he realized at ADD-Art Gallery in Spoleto the personal exhibition
    «Sognando Sogni», curated by Roberto Sottile, and published his last book (ADD Edizioni).
    In 2020 he created the work «Uomo Onda» commissioned by Arena Italia for the Olympic
    Games in Tokyo. At the same time, the production company Roundabout in Milan,
    interested in its history, is making the docu-film «L’uomo onda».
  • . Jungmin choi
    Was born in 1974 in Seoul (Korea).
    Works and lives in Paris.
    Since the beginning of the 90s, media images, their repetition, their saturation,
    have been at the center of JungMin Choi's work. His first works also developed a
    reflection on the stylistic persistence in contemporary art, which will remain very
    present in his future works. 
    In 1999, he moved to France, and then began research in Plastic Arts at the
    Sorbonne Paris I, under the direction of Michel Sicard. This research led in
    January 2014 to the defense of a thesis under the title "historical meaning
    and aesthetic meaning in contemporary art. 
    Since 2002, Jung Min Choi is also a correspondent for the Korean press.
    Started in public transport during business trips, in small formats only
    adapted to this material context of production, the drawings of Great Days
    give a special dimension to his journalistic look ...
  • . Marco Cordero
    Born in 1969 in Roccavione (Cuneo), Italy.
    Marco Cordero graduated in Sculpture at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Torino,
    city where he continues to live and work.
     

    His work establishes a genealogic relationship to matter, undertaking a movement in which,
    from the library as a collective heritage, becomes the germ of sculptures that hold a material
    “reminiscence” value. The intervention on the written text in which he digs, profiles enigmatic
    shapes and forms, and sets a space in which the matter is thought as memory.  The book,
    though cut in a creative intention, remains idolized as an aesthetical, historical, cultural
    and divinatory object. This creative and aggressive gesture represents thus the nuclear e
    lement that makes explicit and overcomes the first meaning by opening a latent and potential semantic field.
     
    The hand of the artist gives way to the drawing that emerges from the stacked pages, showing
    the deficiency or inadequacy of writing to communicate properly, turning into an indecipherable
    text. Words stay readable and emerges from literary hidden references, simulating a horizon
    line; an excavated group of books brings to light a mountain landscape from which tracks of
    earth or charcoal traces, as a sort of memory of their future.
     
    Dialectic process between the materiality of heritage and his conceptual projection, Cordero
    undertakes then a hermeneutic of substance. He re-interprets and transforms this legacy
    in a renewed language, seizes the texts and their opened possibilities to perform an unveiling
    and concealing game, that enhances an archaeology of subject who confronts the matter.
  • . Khaled Dawwa

    Born in 1985 in Maysaf, Syria. 

    Leaves and works in Vanves (France).

    Khaled Dawwa graduated from the Damascus School of Fine Arts in 2007 (Syria). 

    His sculptural practice is rooted in the social and political history of his time and in his belief that art has a role to play in it. The Syrian revolution and, more broadly, the upheavals that have affected the world since 2011 have led him to question the relationship between people and power, and between art and memory.

     His men of earth and bronze evoke the duality between people and authority, between fragility and solidity. Reduced to impotence by their statufication or pierced by an infinity of holes, these male figures stuck to their seats embody the ambivalence of power.

    As Khaled Dawwa says, «the holes, in some of my works, are a way to undermine the solidity of the system, to weaken it. It is my way of expres- sing my frustration with the state of the world around me. I spent hours punching through the statues, both those made of clay and those made of bronze. It is an attempt to pierce the mass, to break the wall.»

  • . Claudia Ebbing
    Was born in 1969, in Borken, Germany.
    Claudia Ebbing's paintings are asian-like, meditative and somewhat nostalgic. The design
    language and color palette are reduced to the essentials. She depicts the emergence of a
    memory that blurs. Inspired by old photos, traces of thought and current events mix to create
    new narratives.
    Claudia uses ink and oil painting on canvas, and creates large paintings where the viewers can
    immerse themselves.
    The nature often appears abstract and surreal. And presence of children from an other times,
    creates a poesy that arouses wonder.
    The combination of these unreal landscapes and mysterious children creates the necessary
    ambivalence and poetics to question the viewer in his relation with nature.
    Education :

    2003 - 2006
    Studies at the ibkk, Institute for Visual Arts and Art Therapy in Bochum, among others with Era Freidzon
    2005
    Guest student in the advanced training with Prof. Chung Guang Yang, Anhui Art College / PR China
    2006 - 2008
    Master class with Prof. Dr. Qi Yang, Bochum
    2008
    Academy diploma - concentration on painting
    Selected Exhibitions :

    2021
    «GanzFreiNeun» (G)
    Members exhibition Kunstverein Duisburg Duisburg Art Association
    «nature-remembers»
    Claudia Ebbing, painting (E)
    Exhibition-Installations
    In the context of a scholarship of the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of NRW Barnsfeld, 46342 Velen
    2020
    Art space Ba Cologne, Cologne-Ehrenfeld Claudia Ebbing, painting (E)
    «be wandering»
    Claudia Ebbing and Thomas Trute Open studio, Velen-Ramsdorf
    2019
    «Playing with the object»
    Member exhibition Kunstverein Duisburg
    Duisburg Art Association (G)
    27th Huntenkunst 2019, SSP-HAL, Ulft/ NL (G)
    3rd art award of the city of Günzburg
    Art-Off e.V. art association.
    Günzburg Local Court, Award Ceremony 05/22/2019 (G).
  • . Benjamin Grivot

    Benjamin Grivot was born in 1994 in Dijon (France). He lives and works in Dijon.

    He graduated from EMA (Fructidor 2014) and Ensa Dijon (2016).

    In 2017, he won the prize of the Dijon-Dallas Residence.

    Emerging artist, he exhibited in group exhibitions in the United States 

    and France.

    In 2019, he has a solo show at the Espace Ricard (Dijon) for his exhibition :

    "Anyone can play guitar".

    His work evolves around the relationship between visual arts and music. 

    His different experiments are built around the matter of objects,

    to their learning at first glance. He uses these materials as a support for

    sliding between two universes.

  • . Boris Jean
    Was born in Rabat (Marocco) in 1963.
    Leaves and works in Chelles (France)
     
    Stemming from the Beaux-Arts school of Tours and from the Conservatoire libre du cinéma français,
    Boris Jean became an art director and a director in the film industry (Les Épaves, Grand prix du
    festival d’Avoriaz), in advertising and live performance.
    Influenced by the Stanley Kubrick’s cult movie, he leads since 2001 his own odyssey,
    by building « Little Big », a futuristic world made of cities, realized in miniature with rubbish and simply
    recycled objects. 
    And because it is also a game, the spectator is urged to click three
    times on his smartphone to obtain a night even more mysterious, even more poetic, even 
    more fantastic, urban vision of the landscape.
    He, who learnt with Jean Giraud aka Mœbius to raise eyes towards the sky, invites us to look at the
    city as if it was overflown by a plane we were in, perceiving its lights through the porthole, and looking
    close to discover the way he plays with the architecture of the masters of the reinforced concrete and
    the vacuity of the Haussmann order. 
  • . Sungrea Kim

    Was born in 1972, in Seoul, South Korea.

    Lives and works in Paju, si, South Korea.

    Sung-Rea Kim majored in sculpture at the Alessi Veselli Studio of the

    Prague National Academy of Arts. While attending the Prague National

    Academy, she did residency at the Bezelle Academy of Art, Hebrew University

    of Israel, and her learning in other cultures had a great influence on her work.

    In particular, the 911 terrorist attacks, which occurred while she was residing

    in Israel, reminded her of how seemingly unrelated events on the other side

    of the world affect her life now. Her experiences have influenced her work to

    this day, and she is working on the theme of solidarity of minorities against

    hate and violence.

  • . Anna Dorothéa Klug

    Was born in 1984, in Nuremberg, Germany.

    Anna Dorothea Klug studied ceramics in art colleges in Nürtingen, Halle and for a guest

    semester also in Ohio. Therefore her works are made of clay. Her interest is not the

    self-expression of this material. Material is for her only a means to an end when she

    tries to find images for emotional states. Her beautiful sketchy drawings serve as

    models for the sculptural works. That is the exciting task: translating a two-dimensional

    representation into the spatial.

    Anna Dorothea Klug is concerned with the visualization of her own elementary emotions -

    fear, pain, joy, sadness, longing, pity, security - and their transfer into the universal.

    In doing so, she makes use of fairy-tale-like images from mythology and their stereotypical

    contemporary interpretations. It is the narrative of the relationship between mental and

    physical states, the narrative of the relationship between body and mind, the narrative of

    the ambivalence of human states of being.

    The actors of this bizarre world theater are humans and animal-like beings. In the series

    entitled «The Feeling Behind,» they always appear as a pair: a small human and an oversized,

    fantastic-looking animal being. Their relationship remains mysterious. Their interaction

    seems to follow a ritual that remains hidden from the viewer. Visibly borne by empathy,

    they consistently exclude third parties.

    Works in collection :
    Hetjens Museum Düsseldorf
    Naspa Wiesbaden
    Grassimuseum Leipzig
    City of Gmunden, Austria
    City of Kempten

    Selected exhibitions :

    2021 The other view, Villa Jauss, Oberstdorf
    25th Anniversary of the Ceramics Award in the Pulverturm, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg
    Creatures and Bodies, City Museum Hüfingen
    Art from the Allgäu, Alpine Museum, Kempten
    From the dark forest, solo exhibition, Kunsthalle Kempten

    2020 72nd Great Swabian Art Exhibition, In the H2- Center for Contemporary Art

    2019 10th Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

  • . Seyoung Kwon

    Was born in 1978 in South Korea

    Works and lives in France since 2001.

    Artist’s approach :

    The artist’s work has been strongly influenced by the work of Thomas Ruff and

    Andreas Gursky, as well as Bernd and Hilla BECHER, the founders of photographic

    typologies.

    The artist captures a moment of reality that we often forget in our daily lives.

    However, this moment is not a common image that we see. Sometimes geometric,

    sometimes perceived as enig-matic or mysterious. Of course, sometimes it looks

    beautiful or indifferent. The artist believes that this is the power of photographic art.

    Through this exhibition <It’s Play time>, the artist has fun «playing soccer» in his

    own way among the images encountered so far. It doesn’t matter if it is a football

    or not. The various appearances that one easily encounters in everyday life remind

    the artist of soccer, and for that reason alone,

    the artist enjoys playing.

  • . Lino Lago

    Lino Lago was born in 1973 in Redondela, in Spain.

    He lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

    He graduated from the Fine Arts University of Madrid Complutense University, painting section.

    Lino Lago has always been a painter. From an early age, he dedicates him to his vocation.

    When he returns to university, he will be deeply shocked by the idea of «death» of painting,

    which has spread over twenty years in contemporary art. Since then he has been tirelessly

    questioning his status as an artist and his production.

    Since 2015, the artist expresses his questions through two séries.

    The first «Fake Abstract» confronts the minimalism of a monochrome with a detail of a masterpiece.

    The overlay is unveiled by the trace of a child’s finger that would have erased the second layer of paint,

    revealing a look, a mouth. With a humor that borders on the absurd, Lino puts in tension the

    concept of beauty, in the aesthetic sense of the term. On the one hand, the canon sought by the

    classic masters takes hold of the woman and brush it in details until splendor, on the other

    the modernism of the 1970s seeks beauty in an «art that excludes the superfluous «(Carl André).

    This juxtaposition creates a vibratory effect and raises the question of what beauty is today.

    The second series, Pintura sobre Pintura, leaves more room for the master canvas. The viewer

    must move away to understand the superposition. Painted in negative, a dog’s head holds in its

    fangs the classic beauty. The beast eats the beautiful.

    Lino Lago seems to be accompanied by the works of the old masters to understand and

    apprehend contemporary issues. As if asking us to reconsider them, he paints them through a

    keyhole, creating a whole new attraction. This fragmentation of the portrait opens our eyes to

    multiple interpretations.

    Lino Lago is an international renown artist. His paintings are in several public and private collections.

  • . Michel Laubu and...

    Michel Laubu, creator and artistic director of Turak since 1985, and Emili Hufnagel, co- director of the

    company since 15 years.

    Michel Laubu presents his theater in France and abroad ( Indonésie, Russie, Syrie, Norvège...). He was

    artisartner at Volcan, national stage of Havre, at Bateau Feu, national stage of Dunkerque, at Subsistances

    in Lyon...In short terms, he brings in France and abroad this strange theater, poetic and visual. The company has

    just its birthday of 30 years in 2015.

    Emili Hufnagel, accomplice of Michel Laubu, co-writes the projects with him. She is also a comedian in

    all the shows of Turak. 

    Turak in few words

    Turak, is a Theater of Objects and Puppet company, that develops a visual theater «all ground compatible»

    fed by diverted objects, by old or imaginary mythologies, by languages in multiple and invented accents.

    Known for its research work around the object, Turak mixes the puppet forms, the gestural theater and the

    plastic exploration. This tinkered poetry could be situated in the crossroads of the dance, the gestural theater

    and the plastic arts.

    The artistic approach of Turak lays on a game with the used object. Imaginary past, born from «the used of the object»,

    memory and marks of an invented civilization, it is from this fictitious archaeology that shows and exhibitions are created.

    The shows written and staged by Michel Laubu thus address a very wide public. Every image having several levels

    of reading, the doors of access are not lacking. It is a writing in strata, with « theater in all the floors». 

  • . Laurence Le Constant

    Laurence Le Constant was born in 1976 on Reunion Island. After obtaining

    a degree in fashion design, she began art studies specialized in textile design

    and then developed skills as an embroiderer, weaver and feather-worker.

     

    The ancestral gestures were patiently passed on to her in the workshop. She

    ater chose a course combining visual arts at the Sorbonne with classes at the

    School of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, which sealed her

    desire to master the creation of the most sophisticated materials, together

    with the fundamental questions of visual art.

    From 2000, she gained experience in prestigious haute couture workshops as  

    Chanel, Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro, Prada, etc. In 2010 she decided to devote

    herself entirely to her own work and finally allowed herself to show a body of

    work that was just waiting to be seen.

    She has participated in several group exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Dallas

    and San Francisco. The work MICHELINE (from the series MY LOVELY BONES) 

    joined the permanent collection of the Dallas Museum of Art in 2012. 

    A noteworthy selection of her Vanitas (from the MY LOVELY BONES series)

    was shown at the Art Paris Art Fair in March 2014 and March 2015.

    From May to the end of June 2014, the Geraldine Banier Gallery devoted a

    solo exhibition to her work: “HER GARDEN”.

    2015 was marked by a series of collaborations with Massaro (Chanel’s custom-made

    shoes department). They gave rise to SUKI, EVE, DAPHNE and Mademoiselle IVES.

    The alchemy that developed between the artist, the bootmaker of the Rue de la Paix

    and the watchmaker Roger Dubuis resulted in the creation of the ultra-limited edition

    watch: VELVET GRETA in 2016.

     

     

    Traduction: C.Peers.

     

     

  • . Sylvie Mangaud
    Sylvie Mangaud is born in 1961, in Paris. She lives and works in Paris.

    Sylvie Mangaud seems to sculpt the vibrancy that emanates from the female body in motion.

    Whether it is a gesture or an emotion, we fully understand the essence. Attitudes are accurately,

    sometimes slightly ironic, like self-mockery. His sculptures are close to the sketch, their

    shadows play with them and tell a poetic double.

    Her nudes have no definite face, just a head wear, they are all women, all at once playful,

    languorous, seductive, pensive ...

    It is the crossroads of her studies that led her naturally to sculpture. Originally, a training

    of photographer allows her to know how to seize the movement, the emotion, and

    immortalize the moment. At the same time, she is studying morphopsychology, which will

    enable her to observe and restore the subtleties of the female body.

    Nudes and animals immediately become his favorite territory without respecting the proportions

    that will define her style.

    Elephants advance with a sure and quiet step. Baboons fly from one branch to another. Herons

    are about to leave the nest. Cheetahs roam ... Their momentum and their intentions are palpable.

    They all seem caught on the run, at a standstill. They heard the sound of the dark room closing

    on them.

    The bronze material takes under the fingers of the artist a lightness, which makes the sculptures

    alive, one could almost feel their pulse.

  • . Sang-il Oh

    Was born in Jinnampo-si, North Korea in 1950.
    Leaves and works in Tanhyon-myon, Paju-si, South Korea

    Oh, Sang-Il(1950~) was born in Jinnampo-si, refuging from North Korea during the

    Korean War and arrived in Busan by U.S troopship. After moving to Jeju, Geojae, and

    Jinhae, he settled down in Incheon spending his childhood. From the first solo exhibition

    in Gallery Hyundai, he has been constantly active as an artist by joining various group

    exhibitions in the U.S, China and Japan.

    As an artist and educator, he has been committed to figurative sculpture and installation

    about the human body. His earlier work is in academic boundary based on faithful depict

    of real figures, which was flown to the subject matter of human hardship, anguish,

    isolation, greed, death, irony, and absurdity in the middle stage.Through massive and

    melting down human figure, we can peep into his deep concern about human existence.

    By different media of video and installation ex- panded from sculpture, he challenges a

    new aesthetic experiment.

  • . Clovis Petit
    Clovis Petit was born in 1984 in Paris where he still lives in the 13th district.
    After studying theater at the Cours Florent, he obtained the DNSAP of the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2013, participated in two group exhibitions at the gallery Geraldine Banier in 2014 (Aphrodisia) and 2015 (Etre Vénus) in which he presented works of collage and poetry.
     
    The following years will see him try his hand at sign language, play in a video clip for a band that no longer exists, play music in various formations and work for his art school teacher, Anne Rochette. Alongside all of this, it was in late 2017 that he finally rededicated himself to his primordial and deep passion, toys, characters, figurines, games.
     
    While exploring the manufacture of marble runners and kalimbas, scouring fablabs to discover laser cutting, learning illustrator thanks to a Brazilian friend, he thus develops a first model of figurine: a wooden robot to assemble yourself and which is called KIT.
     
    From this model, Clovis creates unique and colorful characters that summon the child in us, the desire to play, to forget the adult world, to use these figurines for an obvious catharsis.
    Gathered in teams, they constitute the installation currently presented at the gallery.
  • . Mireille Robbe

    In 2012, one of her works of the V.I.T.R.I.O.L. series sent her on the path of hidden symbols,

    which led her to Alchemy (and C.G. Jung) or, in simple terms, to the philosophy of nature,

    of the universe. An inexhaustible source of information and inspiration.

    She integrates this symbolism and philosophy only in her way of thinking and not in the

    first visual layer of her works.
    You will realize that all of her concepts are interconnected, even if they look different.

    This visual difference is partly explainable by the fact that the chosen medium is a function

    of the concept and not vice versa.

    The common thread in her work is to show us the ingenuity of nature, allow us to reflect a

    bout details that escape us because of their so-called obviousness.

    Mireille Robbe, 1962, Brussels. Lives and works in Louvain (Belgium).

  • . René Romero Schuler
  • . Fernando Suarez Reguera
    Born in Oviedo, Spain, 1966.
    Leaves and works in Madrid Spain
     
    Fernando Suarez is an enormously versatile sculptor. His training, his mastery of
    the environment, and his untiring creative capacity, allow him to travel on many different
    paths of creativity, although these paths may share similar challenges. He works
    preferably with iron and bronze, but it is surprising the multiple resources he uses
    to diversify its production. From utilizing materials like resin for example, to manipulating
    the multiplying effects of mirrors, or to exploit all the options offered by the Spatial
    occupation, with a singular obsession for movement and weightlessness.
    He is primarily interested in the human body, and is capable of deepening both
    his psychic surroundings with the most varied formal solutions. He uses a model
    of a strong man, strong muscular complexion, pushed to the most unsuspecting limits.
    Active, restless, tried-and-tested man who must overcome, who jumps,
    climbs, runs, fights, or maintains balance, in a continuous game of equilibrium. Fernando
    Suarez possesses an unusual mastery of capturing the rhythm, the gesture, the
    precise moment to freeze an image in time while studying its dynamic potential. He
    creates a special man, whose muscles are shaped with metal blades and rods, and
    therefore is also a hybrid machine, often immersed in suggestive futuristic poses. But
    he also studies the individual as a creator, as inventor of vehicles and gadgets, or as a
    being that transforms his environment. This involves bridges, architecture, and unique
    buildings from exotic settings evoking distant environments, or blocks of flats under
    construction or destroyed by fire, urban agglomerations, or the ironic circulatory chaos
    shown in an absurd and endless circle.
    All are constructive and structural, sometimes very complex, that allows him to explore
    new and rich possibilities utilizing plastic.
     
    - Moises Bazar
  • . Carlos Tardez

    Born in 1976, Madrid 

    Leaves and works in Madrid Spain)

     

    Carlos Tárdez is a multidisciplinary artist who could be framed in figurative 

    art but with the added bonus that his paintings hide a deep symbolic layer behind an appearance 

    of everyday life. As Tárdez himself explains, «My work is born out of my experiences. I try to 

    always keep in mind the banality of what I do, because only from unpretentious sincerity does t

    he idea arise. Every day new elements appear and reappear. That’s why I don’t set myself any 

    objectives. I paint out of an inner need. It is from my own work that new questions arise, new projects».

    Both in painting and sculpture, he has achieved a high level of quality that has earned him, 

    among many other awards, the BMW Medal of Honor in 2010 and 2018. 

     

    Both in his paintings and his in sculptures there are mythological connotations, double meanings 

    and great irony in the reinterpretations of everyday scenes and objects.

    This fact is particularly evident in his sculpture (in this case, in addition to the polychrome resins, 

    there are also pieces made of bronze), where he uses a preconceived idea or an object associated 

    with a meaning and turns it upside down.

    On the canvas he tries to express the idea in the most direct way possible, his pictorial technique 

    and the realism employed are careful, generating simple and emphatic compositions in which 

    emptiness takes on a meaning and, in many cases, carries the conceptual weight in a treatment of s

    pace that drinks directly from abstract painting.

    Color also has a direct relationship with the distribution of space, atmosphere and depth. The 

    psychological influence and symbolic value of color are given great importance. It is also common 

    to see horizontal or vertical bands of matt black appearing in his paintings that delimit the space.

    It is a symbolic figuration, with a series of resources that have enriched its own iconography. 

    The title of each of the works suggests and reinforces the idea on many occasions, always leaving 

    open the subjective interpretation of the viewer.

  • . Polat Tayir (Fulati...
    Born in 1977, in Xinjiang (China). He lives and works in Paris.
    PHD in visual arts (2017) Paris Sorbonne - ENSBA, in A. Pincas studio (2004).
    His work explores the idea of the integration of an individual in society and seeks a
    relationship between him and things, between his body and the landscape. His approach
    combines painting and photography: originally a simple painting on a cliché, the artist
    covers his hand with paint, on the spot; a performance that he immortalizes in the
    moment by a photograph. 
     
    From 2006, he undertook a series of photographs of his painted hand, as an extension
    or detour of the landscape. His hand is the central element, representing himself and his
    being, telling his story. The lines of his hand are in the landscape, merging and confronting
    it, like the slow process of integration of an individual into a new culture. In his latest series, 
    ​Polat integrates a glove, a tangible trace of the performance but above all a substitute for his body.
  • . Vytautas Tomaševičius

    Vytautas Tomaševicius

    Was born in 1972. He is a Lithuanian painter. He lives and works in Vilnius since the late 1990s.

    In 1998 he graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts, majoring in
    painting and theatre set design. For several years he has been setting movie
    design and painting at the same time. His most acclaimed work included creating
    sets for the 2001 Werner Herzog film Invincible.
    In 2004, he has devoted himself solely to painting.

    ‘The paradox is what I still like very much. An unexpected proposition is always very interesting.

    Things that combine contradictory features or qualities lead to re-thinking. Looking at something

    new makes us angry, nervous, sometimes happy. For me, a paradox means making an impact’,

    Vytautas Tomasevicus.

    Vytautas creates his story by counterposing small to large, bright to fuzzy,
    colored to black and white, calm to expressive. ‘I like it so much and consider it
    as means of expression. Dozens of colorful exotic birds in the landscapes of an
    industrial city, graffiti-stained yaks in front of the mountains speak reminds us
    about a changing world that we do not notice when we drown in our daily routine’,
    artist states.

    In 2008 Tomaševicius was awarded First Place prize at the Baltic Art Biennial in
    Saint Petersburg.

    In 2019 he won an Excellence Award in the Open Category at the third Art Olympia
    Biennale in Tokyo, with his work A Still Life with Two Objects (2016), the
    painting was exhibited at the Metroplitan Museum of Art, of Tokyo the same year.
    Tomaševicius is the first Lithuanian artist to be awarded this honor.

  • . Andreas Von Gehr
    Andreas Von Gehr was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1972, where he studied art and obtained a degree in fine arts.
     
    Since the beginning of his career, he has received awards such as the Philips Art Award for Young Talents in 2000 or was noticed by his presence as the only representative of Chile at the Japanese Triennial of Osaka the same year. Most recently, he has been awarded the GZ-ArtBasel Art Fair International Showartists Award, as well as the International Artists Wanted Award.
     
    The work of Andreas Von Gehr questions the image and legitimacy of traditional artistic disciplines by creating a hybridization between painting, photography and digital resources. The artist provokes a fragmentation-deconstruction of the image which, after a process of assimilation, recomposes and gives a new meaning in order to invite the spectator to rethink all that constitutes his environment.
    The representation of the landscape concerns the place where Andréas mixes his experience and his personal reflections in the political and social context of his country, Chile.
  • . Nicolas Demeersman

    Photographer, Film Maker and Publicist. Born in 1978 at Seclin, France
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    Leaves and works in Paris

    The Work of Nicolas Demeersman, often debated, gathers pictures where col- lide the genres :

    the elegance and the trash, the seriousness and the absurd, the reality and the fiction ...

    Considering that it is as well important to please as to displease, he approaches contemporary

    subjects to deceive values, aprioris and visual codes. Beyond the esthetics, he stages «the agreed»

    pushed in its extreme, wishing to question us about our positions and their internal logic.