BEN : Tout est art ? – Is Everything Art?

BEN Tout est art

BEN Tout est art

At the Maillol Museum until 17th January 2017

We all know the white on black writings by French/Swiss artist BEN, born Ben Vautier in 1935, in Naples. Some short, witty sentences which spread over almost every kind of supports.  From canvas to cardboards to pencil cases or schoolbooks, there is no escape! His graphic writings, childlike yet perfectly calibrated, are an integral part of our daily environment. However, do we actually know the universe of this artist with an ego as big as his wit? Probably not…

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Takashi MURAKAMI : Learning the Magic of Painting

Takashi Murakami, galerie Perrotin Paris 2016

At Perrotin gallery until 23rd 2016

Fun? Spiritual? Ironic? Or maybe all of it? The recent paintings by Takashi Murakami generate an electric atmosphere in the rooms of Perrotin gallery. A robotic avatar of the Japanese Master greets us – not without a touch of humour – humming Continue reading…

Exhibition Franz ACKERMANN

At Daniel Templon gallery until 28th May 2016

"Lamps of Istanbul", 2016 de Franz Ackermann - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon © Photo Éric Simon

“Lamps of Istanbul”, 2016 de Franz Ackermann – Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon © Photo Éric Simon

 

Daniel Templon gallery presents, for the first time in its Parisian space, the works of German artist Franz Ackermann. The great colourist, born in 1963, today lives and works between Berlin, Karlsruhe and Istanbul. His monumental paintings with strong, flashy colours Continue reading…

Frédéric MALETTE: The Fragility of Heroes

Frédéric Malette, Caligula, 2015 Grahite sur calque — 29,7 × 21 cm Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris

Frédéric Malette, Caligula, 2015
Grahite sur calque — 29,7 × 21 cm
Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris

 

Exhibition at Catherine Putman Gallery until 28th May 2016

What an enchanting discovery at Catherine Putman Gallery, presenting for the first time the paper works of Frédéric Malette – after we already had a chance to get a glimpse of his work during the Parisian art fair Drawing Now. The artist, born in 1978, practices Continue reading…

ITCHI : Hang Time

At la Lanterne gallery until 22th May 2016

ITCHI, 'Hang Time'. Courtesy Galerie La Lanterne

ITCHI, ‘Hang Time’. Courtesy Galerie La Lanterne

 

For his first show at La Lanterne gallery, artist Sacha Cohen Tanugi, aka ITCHI, distills a good dose of humor and tenderness in his exhibition “Hang Time”. An illustrator and graphic designer by training, the thirty year old Parisian revives the cherished magazines of our mothers and grandmothers. Continue reading…

SHANTHAMANI. M : Neither Tree nor Ashes

At Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery Paris until 21st May 2016

SHANTHAMANI M. Installation shot. Upside Down Tree, 2016 moule en fibre de bamboo 172 x 150 x 147 cm (67 3/4 x 59 x 57 7/8 in.) Courtesy Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve

SHANTHAMANI M. Installation shot. Upside Down Tree, 2016 moule en fibre de bamboo 172 x 150 x 147 cm (67 3/4 x 59 x 57 7/8 in.) Courtesy Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve

 

It was in India that gallerist Suzanne Tarasieve discovered the work of Shanthamani. M. For her first solo show at the Parisian gallery, the artist, born in Mysore in 1967, unveils a series of works on paper and sculptures grouped under the title “Neither Tree nor Ashes”. Unexpected pieces of charred wood Continue reading…

Martin DAMMANN : Schuld

At In Situ gallery – Fabienne Leclerc until 22nd May 2016

Martin Dammann, 'Meet the Germans', 2010 aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 178 x 259 cm encadré, Courtesy Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann, ‘Meet the Germans’, 2010 aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 178 x 259 cm encadré, Courtesy Galerie In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

 

The exhibition “Schuld” (‘guilt’), currently on show at In Situ gallery – Fabienne Leclerc features the recent, hitherto unseen works by Martin Dammann. The Berlin artist, born in 1965, has assembled for the past twenty years a collection of rather unusual photographs. Those photographs were taken by German soldiers Continue reading…

Fabien BOITARD : Waiting for the serious things

At galerie Derouillon until 14th May 2016

Fabien BOITARD, 'Le mât rouge', 2015 huile sur toile 106 x 132 cm

Fabien BOITARD, ‘Le mât rouge’, 2015 huile sur toile 106 x 132 cm. Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Derouillon, Paris

 

Another fantastic exhibition of paintings! For his second solo show at Galerie Derouillon, artist Fabien Boitard invites us to contemplate his new works “Waiting for the serious things – to happen”.

Splashes, glazes and scrapings are embedded in a mysterious haziness and playfully straddle the border between Continue reading…

Miquel BARCELÓ : Sol y sombra

Miquel Barcelo portrait, source ABC.es

Until 28th August 2016 at the François Miterrand Library (BNF)

Soon to turn 60, Miquel Barceló is still bursting with energy. He is currently inaugurating two major exhibitions in Paris, at the National Library of France (BNF) and at the Picasso Museum (Musée Picasso). The Catalan artist has built an abundant body of work drawing inspiration from sources going back to prehistoric cave painting, and all the way forward to great Masters such as Goya, Picasso or Kiefer. Continue reading…