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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

Joël Ducorroy, an Art and Letter’s Master at Paul-Louis Flandrin Gallery, Paris, until january 31st 2012

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris on December 17, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

First, let me introduce you my dear friend Paul-Louis Flandrin (on the left on picture below , next to the artist Joel Ducorroy, courtesy Katia Feltrin). Paul-Louis is an antique art dealer and expert specialised in jewellery and silversmith (for three generations !), located not far from Invalides in very Chic&Deluxe 7th district (Les Trois Grilles,158 rue de Grenelle,75007).

His wife, the exquisite Francine Flandrin, is an artist (painting/ installation) and a curator. She invited french artist Joël Ducorroy to exhibit in the gallery space, which was a perfect setting for the pieces shown : words engraved on old silver plates, evoking the function of the object selected. I love words in contemporary art ( Magritte, Barry, Wiener…) for their suggestive power or even letter’s design, but there is another dimension here : french humour !  with a Deluxe style of course. I did love the long silver plate to serve cake engraved : ” Coutau, fourchette, miettes, miettes, miettes,” (knife, fork, crumbs, crumbs, crumbs, crumbs) and the silver plate for messages engraved “message”,

          

Did you see the hamburger below ?

Pain/Viande/ Pain (Bread/ Meat/Bread) !!

I like the blue plate too in the show case : “Famille Princière” (princely family).

In case you’re not from any Royal family-which happened sometimes unfortunatly- maybe the red can suit your taste :

And a project for coffee cup, when Malevicth meets Robert Barry :

If you’re interested by these very Deluxe&Arty works, please contact Paul-Louis on my behalf :

http://paul-louis.flandrin.galerie.over-blog.com/

PARIS-PHOTO 2011 in Grand-Palais until nov 13th

Posted in Art, art gallery, contemporary art, event, Paris on November 10, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Yesterday I was invited at the opening of this great event in worlwide photography circles : ParisPhoto, that takes place in Grand Palais until sunday nov 13th.

The manifestation celebrates its 15th birthday and gets bigger, that’s why the galleries are now in Grand Palais and not in Louvre Carrousel anymore. Success and recognition on the art market -photography as a prestigious medium-  explain this move and impressive growth. 117 galleries this year (French and international), + 15 publishers + a private collection (Arthur Walther’s), curated by Okwui Enwezor , called “Portraiture and social identity”, with J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere below (untitled 1970-courtesy Walther collection), and  Bernd and Hilla Becher , Gas Tanks (spheric), 1963-1983,courtesy Walther Colletion).

            

African photographers, from Bamako to Cape town, are the honnor guests this year. You will admire  among other, the famous Malik Sidibé, Seydou Keita, JD Okhaï Ojeikere and David Goldblatt.

I’ve got the feeling that this year Paris Photo is more  focus on pure photography, with many portraits and lansdscape, and a great technical quality, rather than contemporary art using photography.

But you will find of course the hevy weight of contemporary art using this medium (sometimes linked with actions and performances) such as Marina Abramovic,Dieter Appelt (below) with Krone, aktion, 1976 (Françoise Paviot gallery) and Arnulf -Reiner, a tribute to french trans-gender and performer Pierre Molinier (Pierre Molinier Übermalung, 2008, gallery Christophe Gaillard)

         

A very intriguing series by Christian Tagliavini stroke very much the attention on the gallery Esther Woerdehoff booth, influenced by Nothern Renaissance portraits. Beauty, simplicity and strict geometrical construction through outfits and gesture, with a little bit of strangeness in proportions appeal the gaze. Here is a “Ritratto di giovane dona, 2010” :

I can’t resist to show you two jewels of perfection and esthetic : Sugimoto’s seascapes.They are in Armani ‘s exhibition devoted to water (Acqua). He’s an official sponsor on the fair and developped recently a project around the water as a social cause. He was given on loan works by the Tate Modern, Musée de l’Elysées (Switzerland), ICP.

To conclude this post, the  work of a young artist from Anne de Villepoix gallery : Marc Turlan, who had recently his first solo show  this fall in the gallery : image from the series “Exo star”2011 (magazine picture, chain, 31x27cm). A work based on our fascination for glamour, glossy perfect faces and bodies, turned already  into new icons, in a religious sense I could add : just think about the worship of “believers” for fashion models (or just fashionistas). I like this series with chains on picture magazine, evoking these miraculous icons, on which a madona would cry golden beads…

Gaelle Chotard exhibition at Claudine Papillon gallery, Paris, until march 26th

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris on February 6, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I’ve already talked about her work during la Fiac -I’m a  fan- and got one piece from her : a miniature heart, hand made, soft and coloured. In her new show and second personal exhibition you can discover drawings (watercolours), installations , photograph. Always beetween an organic and abstract floating world, subtle, light, ethereal. Yes, there is still poetry in contemporay art and a magical  know-how…

Tornabuoni Gallery, Paris : Monochrome under tension

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris on January 14, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Yesterday evening I was invited at the opening by my friend Matthieu Poirier who is the curator of this wonderful exhibition avenue Matignon 16,  in 8 th district until march 3rd.

If you still think that a monochrome is just a flat surface of colours spread on a canvas, this exhibition is made for you !

Here you will experience the relationship between shapes-colours and space…

You are welcomed by an incredible radiant  metallic red that sucks you up litteraly : a sculpture by Anish Kapoor…

My favorite : Steven Parrino (his art is based on deconstruction/ destruction, I adoooore his rock n’roll artitude),  Laurent Grasso (below), Anselm Reyle, Manzoni, Tomasello, Morellet.

Definitly, the best art show right now in Paris.

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la FIAC -International ART FAIR Paris

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris, shopping on October 20, 2010 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I was invited tonight at Grand Palais to the openig of the Art fair in Paris, called La FIAC. It will last until sunday 24th.

You have 2 spots : Cour Carré in the Louvre for cutting edge and young art dealers,  and Grand Palais for “established galleries”, with 114 art dealers.

Don’t miss in Grand-Palais :

– Air de Paris with minimalist graphic like signs paintings by Stephane Dafflon , François Curlet granit funerary monument evoking a television.

-Kamel Mennour with impressive Anish Kapoor and Daniel Buren

– Claudine Papillon : wall drawing by Michael Craig-Martin and  exquisite ethereal  installation by Gaelle Chotard

– Emmanuel Perrotin for his elegant, decorativ and poetic 3D “Ricochet” by Jean Michel Othoniel.

– Denise René, for her always perfect hanging devoted to Op art, with a very chic silver Vasarely, not the cheap version on city bill boards that flourished in France in 80’s !

I’m a great fan, I should say addict to Iphone and there is an apps for LA FIAC !! free moreover ! To load absolutly.

And don’t hesitate, always ask the price when you like something, you can have good surprises…

Antique Art Biennale – Grand Palais

Posted in Art, art gallery, luxury, Paris on September 19, 2010 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Hurry up ! you still have time ,until wednesday 22nd, to rush and admire under the gorgeous glass roof of Grand Palais the 25th “Biennale des Antiquaires”, gathering the most outstanding antique art dealers from Europe and America.

A world of elegance, good taste, selected works… very ParisDeluxe in one word !

I had a smoothie and Potel and Chabot finger tips sandwiches next to Marc Jacobs, just perfect in a pleated black skirt with his impressive tatoos and a green Kelly bag ; I saw also very classy Monsieur Dominique de Villepin-the most stylished and arty french politician- then saw Madame Chirac followed by Sumette- a lovely whity fluffy little thing (it is said tht Mr Jacques Chirac is just crazy about it !).

Impossible to name everybody, just few names I really like :

Galerie Michel Giraud (Paris) for decorative arts , early 20th century : especially ceramics, glass vases, enamels (precious little boxes and a rare enamel painting after Gustave Moreau), plus figures made in hard stone by french artists, like an incredible frog carved in an amethyst block !

Galerie Huguette Béres (Paris) : displayed in a  white  delicate atmosphere perfumed with Lilly,  a sweet little Bonnard ( a girl in red), a delicious Tanguy, and an adorable little Picasso drawing : 2 birds in love…

Axel Vervoordt (Belgium): I always liked his science to mix antique and contemporary in a studiolo atmosphere where you feel immediatly at home. It’s amazing how an antique torso which welcomes you in a drawing-room filled with contemporary works can transfigure the perception !

Talking about antique, you have to go absolutly on the mezzanine for “Tremplin”, a space offered to young art dealers where they selected just one piece. The rare antique nymph (3rd bc) from Antoine Tarantino gallery (Paris) is magnified by a clever game of moving light  that reaveals the beauty of the pleats and underlines the slight contraposto.

Neo-classicism will remain, according to me, the absolute reference for style, elegance and perfection, that’s why Alexis Bordes gallery (Paris) always offers the best selection.

Chanel high jewellery (Paris): based on the unique high jewellery collection Chanel made in 1932 with diamonds and platinum only, the exquisite “Feather broach” especially re-edited for the Biennale. My eyes still sparkle tonight after seeing their fabulous creations !

So don’t miss the event and there is a delicious gourmet corner to please the most choosy ones !