Acrylic, Mixed Media / Canvas, Wood / Wood Framed
...We have to be - Regardeurs - at his work; it's rare ; it's a lot ; it is essential !
We are caught up in these movements, this constant expression of living force or delicate existence ...
We become alive, by spirals and other macules always fluid, transparent or dense in color. Sometimes like with the thread of a puppet it takes us to another destination, another landmark, another attention ...
Patrick Paufert is shy of the expressions he gives us without restraint however; and no doubt, thus, he dares and brings to our soul, some additional lives.
We understand in -Regardeur- that we do not live in proxy but in some consciences where our memory is a reality.
We thus understand, the joys, the happiness, and movements of lives, which forever present in our memories, will be enough to confirm us that we exist!...
Oil / Canvas / Mixte Technic
...What the image of our way of being says to reality, of the shocks that drive us over time are resurgences that are part of the present.
They are full and empty, a whole which in my work has its source in the archaic, the living and the intimate!
... I try to find a kind of aesthetic of the skin, a way to define the mixed sufferings and pleasures, to mean the digging down to the bone.I explore through games of materials, a language dictated by the appearance of drop shadows...Each ripple updates the idea of a presence and questions the fragility of the links in a rushed and illusory time ...
POISSONS BLANCS / ARBRE LUNE AVEC OBJET / DEVANT LA MAISON, LE MESSAGER / LE GRAND SABLIER / LES POMMES GLAÇONS / PETIT DÉJEUNER À LA MAISON / POISSON PLAT...
Acrylic, Ink, Pastel / Paper, CardBoard
Fabrice Penaux is an important artistic actor, an exceptional painter;
he possesses and expresses a nature, a character that Diogene would not have denied!
Expressionist, abstract, this artist works with extreme or incredible density and energy
He likes to consider attitudes or universe of different or offbeat paintings.
Fabrice Penaux was born in Niort (France) in 1961.
He has been painting since he was 17.
He exhibits in various galleries in France and abroad.
Since 2012, he also exhibits regularly in New York ...
Philippe Bordonnet is an artist;
Inspired, Philippe Bordonnet appears to impose colors and movements to wash over him free of restraints, with the energy of life and the occasionally extravagant daze of spontaneous emotions ¡
His expression remains that of a figurative abstraction.
The truths he expresses seem to frame his "gestures" and offer a contemporary poetry that permits us some jubilant lapses.
This man loves life, and knows to explore and understand it.
No doubt there in lie his inspirations, his fulgurances.
Nature, people, their attidudes... It is thus, without restraint, that he reaches out to his destination and presents us with an " introductory scene " which for us, the viewers, will be a formidable and evident journey of emotions and excitements....
Born in 1973 in Ingwiller (Alsace-France) / Gallery owner / Artist / Inspirations, Gerhard Richter and Franz Kline
Acrylic, Ink, / Paper,
«...My existence is constituted of two fundamentals, Appearance and Inner Self.
Appearance is sensory to me, the structural Inner Self.
From ancestral to today, from alchemy to Art; knowledge and existence have never ceased to evolve.
We ourselves, due to our existance in time, are a part of Art; without it we wouldn’t properly exist.
Interiority results from this transition through Art, from the organic state and becoming spiritual... »
My painting is the birth of a pictorial fact.
It is a search in perpetual change, structuring an introspective universe, in accordance with the laws of an inner world.
The line, the form, the colour are my pictorial component, those to which my thought are dedicated, reaching for objectivity to executeand create...»
Acrylic / Canvas
...I started to paint spontaneously, almost instinctively; over time and with experiments, my work became better structured and more defined.
Then finally came the color and my passion for it !
Finally, many trips to Italy, Spain or the United States have refined my desires and possible adventures of expression...
...Very much connected to Mankind and its relationship with the Land, my work is articulated around the theme of individual, collective even territorial identities.
The inhabited Man is also an inhabitant; thus, he shapes and imbues profoundly his places of life.
My work aims to highlight these exchanges and cultures through the research and expression of traces, marks, thoughts, sensations and emotions.... To me, they constitute true identifying signs of both the man and his " ground " of life...
...Through the work of color, I thus seek to "write" my sensitive and personal vision of groups of identities linked to histories and
I use mainly vivid colors which allow me, not to portray reality but undoubtedly, to express my impressions as well as my emotion.
My supports, as for them, serve to amplify the use that I make of the color.
Recovered supports, I also take care to select them authentic and full of stories...
...I began this work with the thematic of Portrait and Landscape which are for me intimately and fundamentally linked.
My recent works develop a pictorial research work based on the representation of "Reliefs".
Through these dreamlike landscapes, regions of physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions, I invite thought, reverie and maybe escapism.
My work foundations are often photographs gathered or taken; they allow me to define in advance the forms and the contours of my paintings.
Freeze-frames, or fixations of time and instant, they give me information on individuals and their frame of life or just locations... They can testify of experiences, memories, or by analogy, on the way in which the objects which surround us are likely to
generate with the passing of time some types of portraits.
The Color and the Support are searching, through my painter's eye, for some of the roots of our contemporary identities...
Acrylic, Pastel, Oil / Paper, Canvas / Wood Framed
...The artistic universe of the Slovak artist Monika Sabo is at the very least surprising or extraordinary.
Dreamlike or particularly realistic, it gathers, individuality, human crowd,..
Those are Singular-Plural Gaze which can express such, pain, love, passion as well as emotion, sadness and ... joy.
Original works with crucifying faces, the expressed words of Monika Sabo overwhelm and take us away.
How can one express this necessity of the exploration of the self without harassing our deep faith in others?
For the artist, the unreality of dream, and thought, spring up in her works or gazes; portraits and bodies are but noisy cries, vectors of the ordinary or silence of the immortality!?....
Acrylic, Ink / Canvas / ...
"... I am free to express myself, to think, to memorize, I have the feeling of existing only if I still have this capacity to invent, to renew myself ..."
Bruno Antony is an atypical artist born in 1962 in Rouen.
He practices both painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance and music.
Today he shares his life between the Parc de la Terre Noire in Nyoiseau, Rochefort-sur-Loire and Beaucouzé where he has his pied-à-terre and workshops.
His artistic work is a personal writing, formed of symbols and intense colors, freely inspired by comics and Pop Art.
His creations are part of the movement of free figuration, however Bruno Antony does not hesitate in his recent works to move away from it by giving more space to gesture and spontaneity.
«...Through paint and pencils, I embrace and allow emergence, that which happens when the mind let itself be touched, carried away by some invisible presences of the animal, vegetable and human kingdoms.
The emerging vibrations, dark or luminous, are, to me, source of graphic explorations and inspiration to the colors; the development period is a time devoted to repetitive and meticulous gestures...
I thus reach a altered state, an almost waking dream...
When creating new forms to eclipse any tangible reality, of what are we the confident?
To what extent do we control what encounter us and how do we transcribe the path of a journey that is neither strictly cerebral nor intuitive?
Are we not all capable of perceiving these mysterious energies whose presence could be revealed if we were to accept to differently apprehend reality?
My work shows the mark of these questionings, between visible and invisible, attraction and repulsion,anxieties and amazement, ..., fantasies and reality.
The result, the consequences, always unpredictable, retrace the discovery and trajectory... »
Oil / Canvas on Chassis
Aurélie Jeannin does not deny visible appearances; however, in her work, she expressed with an abstract grammar.
The colors, the suggested movement, the staging often bordering on imbalance impact us or consider us!
They can reassure us and train us ...
The colors are tawny, pure; they suggest energy, strength, and impose suddenness.
It is the lines, marked traces, the -griffes- and other macules which inspire, in freedom, some new readings.
Of course. her work has its language; however, it is independent of the referents of the ordinary -World- ...
Acrylic, Mixed Media / Canvas
Marc Mengus is an Abstract Expressionist Painter.
He uses Paint and the Texture of Black Sand, Gold Leaf, ... to birth his works.
He emphasizes the material and the color,..., he suggests a movement.
His works are all marked by a climate which allows to be inspired.
The works are intentionally nameless; no etymological or semiotic influence should anchor the imaginary, which must remain free.
Born in 1959 in Strasbourg, Marc Mengus settled in a small village in the south of Alsace.
It is there, close to nature, quiet, far from untimely noises that he works.