EXHIBITION. Youssef BOUBEKEUR : “Dandy” Portraits of Modern Life

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Youssef BOUBEKER. Jules Verne et Marcel Proust, 2014. Stylo bille sur papier. Photo credit : La Lanterne

Youssef BOUBEKEUR. Jules Verne and Marcel Proust, 2014. Bic pen drawings on paper. Photo credit : La Lanterne

Until 31st October 2015 at La Lanterne gallery

For his second exhibition since the opening of La Lanterne gallery, young gallery owner Alexandre Fialho presents the recent works of (equally) young artist Youssef Boubekeur. The exhibition “Dandy; portraits of modern life “presents a series fully realized with BIC pen drawings.

The visitor is invited to walk through a gallery of portraits representing intellectual figures from the nineteenth and twentieth century, embedded in a delicate and monochrome atmosphere. Yet Boubekeur conveys his personal contemporary twist. Marcel Proust, in his iconic thinker posture, wears a shirt with polka dots and trendy Mao collar, while Jules Verne, looking to the horizon, is represented with beard and checked shirt, recalling the preferred uniform of the hipster movement. Thus, several periods of time superimpose for a visually attractive and humorous result.

An exhibition to see and a gallery to follow.


Practical information

Addresse : 80 boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris

Metro: Menilmontant and Pere Lachaise 

Opening times : From Wednesday to Saturday,  11am-7pm and on appointments

Free entry

Youssef BOUBEKER : Exposition Dandy : Portraits de la vie moderne. La Lanterne, Paris, 2015

Youssef BOUBEKEUR : Exhibition Dandy : Portraits of Modern Life. La Lanterne, Paris, 2015

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