Spotlight on Innovation and Creativity
At THE GALLERY, we host innovative cultural events and bring together all those who create, defend and love art: artists, collectors, curators and gallerists. Through artist focused and thematic exhibitions presented several times a year, The Gallery has now become a creative trendsetter. It is now a rich source to discover in Paris local and international emerging talent and rediscover overlooked or forgotten artistic movements and individual artists. We are therefore very proud today to see several of them widely represented, in the current Parisian and international cultural season.
MATHIEU CHERKIT – Galerie Xipass Paris
September 3 – October 10, 2022
Born in 1982 in Paris, Mathieu Cherkit is a relevant figure in the emerging French generation of figurative painters. The inspiration for his works comes mainly from his surrounding environment where he lives and works.
Mathieu Cherkit is a figurative painter who places his easel in front of the subject he works on. He approaches painting through one of its fundamentals: central perspective, which was codified since the Renaissance. The choice of the point of view is very important for Mathieu as it determines the layout of the future painting. What will appear on his canvas will be the reduction of what the artist placed there, what he will keep and retain from reality. Freed from the worry of composition, he can focus on the specific and personal way in which he will develop the painting. He can check at any time that the volumes, the lights, the colors are in conformity, but also that the feelings he experiences in front of the subject are expressed thoroughly.
PIERRE BELLOT – Galerie ART CONCEPT
Pierre Bellot’s work focuses on staging and image construction. He places his subjects – taken from various sources and archives – in order to create fictions whose composition obeys its own rules and creates a new meaning.
Refreshing, restful colors and various textures erupt from Pierre Bellot’s innovative work instantly captivating us. Deeply rooted in the Renaissance masterpieces of Piero Della Francesca and the Old Masters tradition of Velasquez, Pierre’s paintings surprise us by their contemporaneity and pertinence today. Pierre’s works go way beyond the pointless categorisation of abstraction versus figuration and deeply affect us by their singularity and sculptural presence accomplished through a superb fresco technique.
MADELEINE ROGER-LACAN – Galerie Frank Elbaz
September 3 – October 1, 2022
A graduate of the Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, Madeleine Roger-Lacan offers a phantasmagorical universe that unfolds in her figurative paintings where dreamlike landscapes and objects from contemporary popular culture mingle effortlessly.
VICTOR MAN – Galerie Max Hetzler
September 3 – October 29, 2022
Victor Man, a leading member of the now internationally acclaimed “School of Cluj”, living both in Cluj and Berlin, is now a significant contemporary artist, internationally recognized and present in major global museums such as Centre Pompidou, Tate and MOMA… His work is deeply rooted in history and blended into his own personal life and troubled childhood traversing the Romanian dictatorship of Ceausescu. A deep admirer of Renaissance and Piero de la Francesca, Victor is a frequent visitor of Arezzo and in parallel he is a deep admirer of the unique work of Balthus which he assimilates into his own very personal work.
GEORGIA GARDNER GRAY – Sadie Coles Londres
September 8 – October 22, 2022
Georgia Gardner Gray, born in 1988 in New York, lives and works in Berlin. After obtaining a BFA at Cooper Union for the Science and Art in 2011, Georgia Gardner Gray exhibits regularly throughout the world and also participates in group exhibitions. In 2018, Gardner Gray received the Lingen Art Prize, dedicated to emerging artists working in the field of painting.
Since 2015 the artist has worked extensively with and through the medium of painting, incorporating seamlessly conceptual strategies. However, Gray rejects the conceptual and dematerialised strategies she was taught at Cooper Union, only to have them return through the medium of painting.
DONA NELSON – Thaddaeus Ropac
Until September 24, 2022
Dona’s incessant experimentation with color, texture and materials culminated with her sculptural two sided paintings and ultimately her box paintings. She uses both sides of untreated canvases, staining, soakings, painting and stitching and often adding strips of coloured fabric or painted string to add texture and create unusual patterns. Dona also allows paint to seep through the canvas and then builds the surfaces over time by pouring, scraping, adding new elements and allowing time and nature to contribute to her singular imagination.