Archive for May, 2012

Gaël Davrinche at Gallery Magda Danysz in Paris until june 16th

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris on May 29, 2012 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I must say Gaël is one of my favorite figurative  artist in contemporary painting today for his knowledge of art history and his quality of painting : he’s such a great colorist with quite uneasy subject, avoiding always decorative or easy seduction . No trap, just Art !

     

My favorite series in this exhibition are the flowers, we could even say “Portaits of flowers” :  they have such a presence while fading away in a slow motion movement that looks like an elegant choreography, about to desappear in a sudden gust of wind…we can immediatly see how gorgeous they were during their splendour, nevertheless they keep in the degeneration process, thanks to a subtle richness of multiple hues, their past beauty.

Who’s afraid of Mona Lisa ?

Not Gaël for sure ! he dared to pay ironic tributes (that demonstrates actually his devotion to old masters ) to this iconic lady, echoing itself another famous irreverent hommage by Marcel Duchamp.

Lux Perpetua at Kamel Mennour until may 26th

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris with tags , , on May 11, 2012 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Let’s talk about contemporay art today with my favorite group show right now in 6th district at Kamel Mennour gallery : Lux Perpetua. “Light, which cannot exist without space and time, is the stuff of  artists, who battle daily in order to keep the spark of creation alive. For art remains a beacon shining in the night, a glimmer in the shadows. A shroud of the immortals; a funereal splendour. ” This  first group show ever organized by the gifted -and very charming- gallerist is truly successfull : the selection of pieces and their hanging create a dialog that is just perfect ! Admire the voluptous black waves of Soulages near Legray sea-scape at night  facing the 3D light space installation by Morellet : “m’illumino d’immenso” ! as says Alfredo Jarr and even wrote it in neon light in a room near Anish Kapoor and Ann-Veronica Janssens.

My favorite room is the one with Dan Flavin colored neon light enhancing and responding to Delacroix  radiant Othello and Desdemona,-so venitian- a true masterpiece  where the fire of passion is consuming the lover. ..

    

Next to the Romantic Master, Mohamed Bourouissa young promising artist – already in Pinault foundation- seems to invert the role in his composed scene, inspired by Carravaggio. I would love to speak about all the exhibition since I liked it from the beginning : I mean before you get inside the gallery, when you arrive in the courtyard, a cercle of light falls on you with Michel Verjux, while Kounellis signature is burning and Morellet winks at you from the top of the majestic architecture…

Hurry up art lovers, this perfect show ends may 26th !

Thanks to Kamel Mennour gallerry for Delacroix and Mohamed Bourouissa pictures