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#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

September, 2019. Matthew LUTZ-KINOY, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.
#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

August 2019.  Hélène DELPRAT is back !

 

«My new job », 2007 - Bad taste

Acrylic on paper on canvas under glass

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

July 2019.  A new BARBIER Artwork in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

«Summer Drawing #3 », (August 2016)

Pencil on paper and sun exposure

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

June 2019.  Pierre SEINTURIER is back !

 

« There has always been tension, anxiety generated by the characters…

I first have an idea of an atmosphere, of colours and of touches of paint in a décor; characters are then added, and things start happening. Topics depend on the décor actually, just like a scene from a play or a film. »

 

Pierre SEINTURIER, conversation with Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois Gallery

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

May 2019.  A new Julien des MONSTIERS Artwork in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

« Painting isn’t sacred, it has never been, it’s only a surface that escapes the canvas and overflows into Life. »

 

Julien des MONSTIERS, August 2018

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

April, 2019.  Nathlie PROVOSTY is back !

 

How does the pupil, delicate organ that it is, perceive form and color ? These paintings investigate this question by making form and color suggest one thing while evoking another. While they may initially appear monochromatic, deeply layered tones and shapes reveal themselves the longer one looks. Black pigment dissolves into earth tones;  shades of lemon yellow and peach emerge from beneath white paint. The austere, curved lines have a mechanical meter, yet are drawn by hand. The shapes within recall letters, numbers, and other signs, yet willfully signify nothing. The image exists neither in the painting nor the pupil, but in the unresolved space in between. Provosty’s work posits a nuanced concept of vision, testing how the material itself - oil paint on linen - communicates, never assuming that the mind sees what the eye perceives.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2019]

March, 2019. Special news for the 13th edition of Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (France). A new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux.

Lucie Picandet - Drawing Now Art Fair Prize 2019

Le cerveau d'Hui Celui que je suis - Paysages intérieurs 2

Watercolor on paper

54,3 x 59,4 Inches

2017

 

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

February, 2019. Loïc RAGUENES is back.

 

Working out of his studio in Brittany, Loïc Raguénès revels in the romanticism of his backyard, an ancient province on the sea. Much like his paintings of the weather and atmosphere, the rhythmic patterns found in Mists draw loosely upon nature but his wavy lines are as figurative as they are abstract. His allusion to the ocean provide a clue into his practice. The ocean is an element in constant motion, both in reality and our collective memory. Water functions not as vessel for meaning but as a source of illumination and reflection.

#NEWACQUISITION [2019]

#HAPPYNEWYEAR [2019]

January, 2019. Happy New Year 2019 with the Collection VR d'AFFAUX Foundation, Paris, France

 

And welcome to the work of John TREMBLAY which joins the Collection :

« Night Painting »

Acrylic and fluorescent adhesive tape on canvas

18 x 12 Inches

2017

 

#HAPPYNEWYEAR [2019]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

December, 2018.  Kevin ROUILLARD is back !

 

Kevin Rouillard finds oblique, non linear strategies, such as his previous barrels series become paintings.

 

These barrels, now crushed and moulded in bronze, join the poetic language of the flowers and bring a heavy and precious echo to Claude Monet’s famous Nympheas.

 

To be continued…

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

November, 2018. Gilles BARBIER, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

Gilles Barbier arrived in France at the age of 20 and started a work he de nes as fiction. The distance he thus establishes with the « intelligence of the work » grants him great mobility, quite embarrassing for someone who wants to simplify the whole into a coherent unit. His œuvre, comprising the rigorous copy of the dictionary as background noise, meets bodies defined as clones, “mediagenic“ spaces with bedridden superheroes, but also the “pornosphere”, the “corrected worlds”, the “Lost in the landscape” or the “Hawaiian Ghosts”…

 

Almost all his works belong to programmes, ideas, statements that he invents and that result in multiple series. If one day we were able to outline the cartography of this true galaxy, it would allow us to comprehend all the connections gathering his works in one and the same world.

 

By Gaël Charbau (Foreword’s Extract from the Press Release of the Solo Show “Artist Impression”, Georges Philippe & Nathalie Vallois Gallery, Paris, 2017).

 

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Sunday

Rannva Kunoy, born in 1975,

Sergent

Pigments and acrylic on cotton duck

47 x 38 Inches

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Saturday

Apolonia Sokol, born in 1988,

La Nuit

Oil on canvas

59 x 157,5 Inches

2018

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Friday

Eva Nielsen, born in 1983,

LUCITE X

Oil and acrylic on canvas

74,8 x 55,1 Inches

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Thursday

Laetitia de Chocqueuse, born in 1983,

Sabemos de Aristarque - Point XI

Cyanotype and oil painting on paper on canvas

Framed by the artist 

20,9 x 16,9 Inches

2016/2017

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Wednesday

Bianca Bondi, born in 1986,

Idle Hanging Piece,

Leather, chromium, cables

47,2 x 6,3 Inches,

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Thursday

Lucie Picandet, born in 1982,

Vol d'un quatorze juillet dans la nuit d'Hui Celui que je suis - Paysages intérieurs 8

Watercolor and gouache on paper

70 x 55,1 Inches

2018
#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

October, 2018. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2018 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a woman artist put in the Honor !

 

Monday

Charlotte Moth, born in 1978,

to see the things amongst which we live (4),

Argentic photography, black & white,

16,3 x 23,6 Inches,

2012

#SpecialFIACParis [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

September, 2018. Nathaniel RACKOWE is back !

 

"The artist continues his resolute research on existing structures and signals offered by the urban environment in his new works, this time choosing the petrol station as a creative set in an obsessive serial manner. If petrol stations are inevitably found in History of Art, such as E. Hopper's pale atmosphere paintings, or Ed Ruscha and his famous Twentysix gasoline stations, Nathaniel Rackowe does not suggest a range of built specifics or a tale of a particular experience:  he makes it abstract by raising the specific aesthetic it develops in a generic form. Deprived of its use value, it becomes an empty sign, with no function, a part of a game of construction, deconstruction and rearrangement."

 

By Raphaëlle Romain (Foreword’s Extract from the Press Release of the Solo Show “Signs of a City”, Jérôme Pauchant Gallery, Paris, 2017).

 

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

August, 2018. Thibault HAZELZET is back !

 

“Thibault HAZELZET has, for a long time, been identified as a photographer. However, with swift movements, briefer, lighter, he knw how to paint more discreet canvases. Simple cloth panels covered with a thin layer of liquid grayish paint, ornamented with swift gestures of black spray paint. Between figuration and abstraction, expressionism and minimalism, primitive and contemporary art, Thibault Hazelzet’s enigmatic constructions border on wild power and pagan spirituality.”

 

by Alain Berland (Foreword’s Extract from the Catalogue of the Solo Show “Mars et la Méduse”, Christophe Gaillard Gallery, Paris, 2017).

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

July, 2018. Welcome to the photographic work of Indigo LEWIN which joins the Collection VR D'AFFAUX !

 

Indigo LEWIN is the kind of artist you want to be friends with. Not just because of her wry and sheer aptitude for taking beautifully honest portraits, but also because you just might end up one of them.

 

Usually photographing friends, relatives, and acquaintances, her work is a series of stolen moments and an insight into the world around her. The pic “Pool Rat” is also one of these stolen moments.

 

An ironic moment in the family swimming pool in Summertime…

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

June, 2018. Taro IZUMI, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

Taro IZUMI is a singular artist, an unruly child. He deceives codes of our society as the art. Representative of the young Japanese generation, the artist evolves in a universe expressing himself by the irony, the game, the disturbance. The border between the thrown image and the reality becomes vague, the artist playing with the senses and the vision of the spectator.

 

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

May, 2018. Emilie BROUT and Maxime MARION, two young artists join the Collection VR D'AFFAUX ! 

 

Post-internet, post-photography, post-human,… Émilie and Marion seem to metabolize all these "posts". By tearing apart the classic dualisms opposing organics and technological, the real and the virtual, humans and animals, the wild and the domestic or even the original and the copy, the duo notes a cyborg reality, naturally and culturally hybrid, that has always already occurred but nevertheless keeps increasing its potentialities with the development of technosciences.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

April, 2018. The French artist Gerald PETIT is back !

 

Gerald Petit pics suggest that they were realized under influence: evocation of the visual hallucinations and the psychedelic imaging, at the same time as a certain surrealist painting. These ill-assorted images can suggest fragments of narratives, but contrary to what was milked for a long time by the work of the artist, these narratives come from the works, they are opened by them instead of being what generates them.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2018]

March, 2018. Special news for the 12th edition of Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux.

 

Friday

 

Thomas Lévy-Lasne

"Party number 86", 2017

Watercolor on paper

5.9 x 7.9 Inches

Framed by the artist

10.2 x 12.2 Inches

2017

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2018]

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2018]

March, 2018. Special news for the 12th edition of Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux.

 

Thursday

 

Benjamin Collet

"De choses en figures" (diptych), 2017

Acrylic on paper

Part I : 27.56 x 24.6 Inches & Part II : 27.56 x 20 Inches

Framed by the artist

Part I : 30 x 27.3 Inches & Part II : 30 x 22.7 Inches

2017


 

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

February, 2018. Marcel Devillers, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

Painter first, but taken place by the dance and the poetry, Marcel Devillers proposes a universe which makes rhyme erudite and sexy. He presents paintings arisen from the fortuitous meeting between the American abstract pictorial tradition and the garish but heady beauty of the feverish nights, of the type of those who make stick the paste on sofas  in imitation leather.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2018]

#HAPPYNEWYEAR [2018]

Monday, January 1st, 2018. Happy New Year 2018 with the Collection VR d'AFFAUX Foundation, Paris, France

 

And welcome to the photographic work of Jessica CRAIG MARTIN which joins the Collection :

4 pics, 

"Cold Snap", "Come to Mother", "Social Security" & "Fulfillment", 

C-print on Dibond,

11 x 14 Inches each, 

2017 

#HAPPYNEWYEAR [2018]

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

December, 2017. Robert Janitz joins the Collection VR D’AFFAUX.

 

In the painting and sculptural work of Robert Janitz, surfaces are membranes of memory and description. It is the space of the paint itself that Janitz explores in his painting, giving it haptic form. He generates his paint using wax, flour, and oils, using it on primarily large canvases to create volumes and extend it as a mass into sculptural space on the painting surface just as in his sculptural paintings. Thick brushstrokes, limited colour palettes, and uncomplicated form give way to an immersive openness that renders the subject of these paintings the paint itself and, more importantly, the mere fact of their painted-ness. 

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

November, 2017. Loïc RAGUENES, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

With a simplicity of ways and a big elegance, the pictorial practice “neopointilliste” of Loïc Raguénès consists in using photographic clichés and in pursuing it, in his own way and in diverse degrees, their elaboration. Loïc decomposes by computer photos by applying them a weft of semitones, then paints and colour minutely in the result with light monochrome tints, still stressing the dimension abstracted from the image. A work which involves, at the same time as the status of the reproduced image, the representation, the optical perception, the memory and the affects conveyed by the contemporary iconography.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Sunday

Dora Budor, born in 1984,

« Agitato »,

Modified parabolic lamp fixture, LEDs, motion-sensitive Arduino system, metal hardware, 3d printed enclosures, polyurethane, foam inserts, urethane resin, dye, amphibian props used in the film Magnolia with Tom Cruise (1999),

21 x 21 x 9 Inches,

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Saturday

Pierre Seinturier, born in 1988,

"Now, I can go HOME !",

Oil on canvas,

76,8 x 51,2 Inches,

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Friday

Sergio Verastegui, born in 1981,

Doppelgänger (5),

Aluminium and rope,

32,3 x 9 x 3,7 Inches,

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Thursday

Julien des Monstiers, born in 1983,

Surface Vague,

Oil on canvas,

21,65 x 18,10 Inches,

2017

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Wednesday

Artie Vierkant, born in 1986,

"Expression Space, Fullfilment",

series Profile, Face 5,

Dye sublimation print on aluminium,

30 x 30 Inches, 

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Tuesday

Nathlie Provosty, born in 1981,

Untitled,

Oil on linen,

15 x 12 Inches,

2016

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

October, 2017. Special news for the FIAC Paris 2017 (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux. Everyday a young artist born in the 80s

 

Monday

Julien Meert, born in 1983,

Untitled,

Acrylic on canvas,

86.6 x 67 Inches,

2015

#SpecialFIACParis [2017]

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

September, 2017. Aurélie BELAIR, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

The pictural work Aurélie Belair develops is at the boundaries of sculpture. Free from the object-picture idea, the tools of painting are used to only keep the « sidelines ». The marks created by the work done within the studio are seized to make what usually remains experimentation visible.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

August, 2017. Helene DELPRAT joins the Collection VR d’AFFAUX !

 

Hélène Delprat's work is about representation, memory, legacy and recording. Inspired by literature (Ovid’s « Metamorphoses »), by cinema (Les Enfants Terribles) or by radio, Helene develops through a daily practice and using altogether drawing, painting, photography, archives or video, a body of work filled with self-derision, some kind of book of Hours, both dark and sensitive at the same time where fiction and documentary intertwine. Hélène Delprat is like a character from her work, sympathetic towards dandies, extravagants, and those who, without the least pretension, cherish fake and finery with equal delight. Delving constantly into "the bric-a-brac of which we are made", she is at pains never to become trapped in the world she invents.

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

July, 2017. Lise STOUFFLET, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

Lise Stoufflet’s paintings delimit a fictional space from which certain elements and objects at times spill over. The narrative escapes from a frame and becomes part of space. In this way the story carries on. In their narratives and styles, her works are nurtured, among other things, by spiritualist photographs and documents, esoteric stories, ghosts, sects, apocalyptic reports and a variety of legends. The pastel hue of her paintings emphasizes this sensation of unreal images, often underscored by shadow play.

 

Synchronisation (2015) refers to the movements of synchronized swimming: a group of women, with graceful bodies, their arms raised and their eyes closed in the harmony of being together, is directed by a masked leader. Here is a mixture of voluptuousness, carnal ease and anxiety about the future of this blind group with an unknown destiny. 

 

#NEWACQUISITION [2017]

#NewAcquisition [2017]

June, 2017. The Collection VR D’AFFAUX welcomes Quentin LEFRANC.

 

Quentin Lefranc creates art works that are not quite paintings or sculptures, not even architectural elements. It is about all of that, in each of his propositions. He focuses on questioning space and does so through diversity: by questioning the existence of the work itself.


Rather than creating an assembled object, every single time is about setting up the zone that is offered.
No finished element comes out of it, instead is unveiled something that is currently being made, or unmade. In these potential constructions, there is no image, only a fragment of open space. The works are used as a means to provoke a physical confrontation with the idea of an unfurling painting.

 

#NewAcquisition [2017]

#NewAcquisition [2017]

May, 2017. The Scottish artist Steven COX joins the Collection VR d’AFFAUX !

 

«Black River» is one of a series of new transfer paintings created by Steven COX during his 4-month summer residency in Tilburg (Netherlands). A poetic recycling of colour and texture occurs within COX’s practice where he investigates the formal properties associated within painting by connecting his work to the texturally rich surfaces and vandalized walls found within city environments. By formally deconstructing these dense surfaces, he embarks on a journey where the discovered colors, textures, shapes and layers find their way into his studio and onto the surfaces of his canvas. There is no doubt that he is subverting traditional methods of paint application by favoring alternative brushless processes. By keeping a distance from conventional painting tools his works relate more to the city environment by echoing found autonomous structures that are naturally formed through the gradual layering and de-layering of dirt, graffiti and advertising materials. His new transfer paintings contain multiple layers of spray paint and oil paint, both materials being applied over-and-over through a brushless transfer process. His brushless painting process simultaneously refers to the removal of the artist’s hand, giving dominance to the process that allows an element of control and chance to compose unexpected results.

#NewAcquisition [2017]

#NewAcquisition [2017]

April, 2017. The Collection VR D’AFFAUX welcomes Benjamin SABATIER.


Artist of the action, Benjamin Sabatier insists in his social approach of the art on the importance of the "material" (the concrete, the wood) and the implication of the spectator.
 He questions in a recurring way the working concept. He seizes the labor history and creates a sculptural work marked by an esthetics of the construction work which gives to appreciate the tensions involvements in the architectural construction.

 

#NewAcquisition [2017]

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2017]

March, 2017. Special news for the 11th edition of Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux.

 

Saturday

Lazaro Saavedra

Untitled (series Añejo 27),

Mixed media on paper,

5.9 x 8 Inches,

1988

 

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2017]

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2017]

March, 2017. Special news for the 11th edition of Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux.

 

Friday

Eva Nielsen

Template VI,

Ink on paper,

15.7 x 11.8 Inches,

2016

 

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2017]

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2017]

March, 2017. Special news for the 11th edition of Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (France). Everyday a new acquisition joins the Collection VR d’Affaux.

 

Thursday

Martin Kersels

The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night,

Mixed media on vinyl disc sleeve,

13.6 x 12.4 Inches,

2015

 

#SpecialDrawingNowParis [2017]

#NewAcquisition [2017]

February, 2017. Evan ROBARTS, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

Discarded lost plastic and rubber balls are stuck between the links of reclaimed steel fences sourced from play parks and the back yards of houses. Robarts’ History Painting’s evoke a certain nostalgia connected to ones childhood. His works suspend time, serving as time capsules that simultaneously bridge the gap between both sculpture and painting. Robarts’ works fluctuate between two conversations: One being temporality, closely tied to a personal nostalgia, as well as investigating the formal qualities of manufactured materials.

 

#NewAcquisition [2017]

#NewAcquisition [2017]

January, 2017. Opening of the Collection VR D’AFFAUX’s year with Chiharu SHIOTA !

 

Famous for her spectacular installations of weaved threads and the power of evocation of her works, the japonese artist joins again the Collection VR D’AFFAUX with a youth creation, black threads on canvas were weaved in 2008.

 

#NewAcquisition [2017]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

December, 2016. « Elliptical_jt » in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX !

 

John TREMBLAY explores since the 90s, open fields by the optical art and the Pop Art by joining them into a sensitive practice which makes of each of its pieces a point of anchoring and confusion of the references just as much as of confrontation in the representation of today.

 

John mixes the forms and the materials in compositions which blur the borders between painting and sculpture, sticking and combination, formal invention and small business crafts. The figure of the point, the repeated perfect circle, modified and erased by the artist, comes to answer angles broken by its paintings.

 

The Roman baker Eurysaces and its magnificent tomb in Roma so find echo in the work of John TREMBLAY which deserves that of the craftsman.

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

November, 2016. The Collection VR D’AFFAUX welcomes Gerald PETIT.

 

Well before that the images do not appear, Gerald Petit works in subjectiver the reality to prepare the conditions of their crystallization. His privileged tool of representation is the rumor. In the intensity of the hours and of the days when he sets up her, where he gives him life, live the load which he places in his images ...

 

Pascal Beausse, in 02 n° 41, « The Buzz artist », spring 2007

 

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

October, 2016. Dorian GAUDIN, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX.

 

The devices that Dorian Gaudin creates, activate the exhibition space questioning the status of sculpture in its relationship with architecture, engineering and with the viewer. After the creation of large machines, « This Should Be A Plane » is the first piece of Gaudin’s new series of wall pieces that sidle constrained sheets of anodized aluminum against simple concrete shapes.

 

The resulting compositions tap the evocative potential of their materials, so that the metal and mortar are made to suggest natural landscapes or sunset scenes. While these pieces testify more to Gaudin’s talent as an artist than as an engineer, they subscribe to the same spareness of gesture as his larger machines, parlaying minimal intervention to maximum effect.

 

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

September, 2016. The french&persian artist Arash NASSIRI joins the Collection VR D'AFFAUX ! 

 

After an education in Berlin to study reports between art and technology and a master degree in the “Arts Décoratifs” of Paris to study the photography and the video, the finished Arash its learning in prestigious establishment of Fresnoy in Tourcoing (near Lille, France). The work of Arash NASSIRI confronts the collective imagination and the individual narratives, as the contemporary fable.

 

Arash made these signs LED in Tehran where they were assembled and their animations drawn in small shops. By keeping their home-made esthetics, Arash kidnapped the commercial messages which they usually carry (names of stores, slogans, telephone numbers etc.) to keep that " the skeleton " of them videos, as an abstract art with an absent message. The peculiarity of these animations is their minimal esthetics, with geometrical forms, monochrome or reduced colors as well as very low resolution. They evoke the minimal paint, the psychedelia or a futuristic esthetics.

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

August, 2016. Kevin ROUILLARD is back !
 

This young artist, born in 1989, explores the influence of a presentation context on the reading and reception of objects. By reactivating the fantasy of the Natural History Museum, he places fragments of everyday life under glass. (...) The gesture of collecting is at the origin of his practice. "On my everyday journeys, when I go to my studio or when I go to buy materials, I come across objects. I pick up some of them : from this accumulation, I assemble in my studio a panel of forms that I can reuse further on", he explains.

 

These forms which show, as Georges Perec puts it, the "infra-ordinary", are museumized : on a pedestal or in a showcase, they are disposed in a position to be looked at - finally. At Montrouge, thus, one could find coins, shards of tablewear or flattened bullet cartridges. A way of founding our own archaeology, or, as imagined the author of Choses, it is not exotic any more, but "endotic" which becomes an object of curiosity. An inventory of proximity, for a museum of all the things without a name or a face.

 

Excerpt of the article "Salon de Montrouge (2/5) : focus on Kevin Rouillard", Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Les Inrocks, 11/05/2015 - Thomas Bernard Cortex Athletico Gallery, Paris (France)

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

July, 2016 - Graham Collins is back (again !)

 

The artworks from the Sewn Paintings series are made up of multiple canvas fragments from acrylic or oil paintings by other artists - some professional, some amateur - , which were bought from garages sales, on the internet or at auction.

 

This series reinterprets the contemporary enigma of the status of the author. These works, created in the modernist aesthetic, are assemblages of figurative canvases which are sometimes naïve or realist, kitsch or expressionist. These compositions, put together with great care, cultivate a poetic sense of the cut-up method, inherited from American literature.

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

June, 2016. "Interior with Tulips and Daisies" a new oil (& glycero) on canvas by Farah ATASSI joins the Collection VR D’AFFAUX.

 

"Interior with Tulips and Daisies" is a new piece (painted in September, 2015) that simultaneously continue ATASSI’s previous work and foretell new artistic endeavors.

 

The composition is rooted in the binary of background and object. Drawing on a rich history from great artists, she appropriates some of the classic themes of painting such as still life : painting masterpieces are liberally reinterpreted and translated into a graphic language (Tulips by Bernard Buffet and Daisies by Matisse).

#NewAcquisition [2016]

#NewAcquisition [2016]

May, 2016. The Japonese artist Chiharu SHIOTA joins the Collection VR D'AFFAUX !

 

The question of the identity, the feeling of alienation, the difficulty finding its place are themes returning frequently in the work of Chiharu SHIOTA. Being connected with this theme, the work of the month results from an installation "Home of Memory - From Where We Come and What We Are", created specially for an exhibition in 2011 at La Maison Rouge (Antoine de Galbert Foundation, Paris, France).

 

Chiharu Shiota’s installation at La Maison Rouge introduces a new material to her work: hundreds of battered suitcases have been assembled into a shelter, an archetype for a house. This work, entitled “From Where We Come and What We Are”, gives form to a central theme in her work: what physical and mental memories do we have of our past? Do memories help construct us or do they prevent us from moving on?

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#NewAcquisition [2016]

April, 2016. Benoît MAIRE, a new artist in the Collection VR D'AFFAUX

 

Benoît MAIRE led studies in art and in philosophy, a double education that he makes meet himself in his artistic practice by trying to give a shape sensitive to theoretical concepts. His productions make a reference to the history, the art history, the philosophy, the psychoanalysis, or even the mathematics and the mythology.

 

This oil on canvas is one of the series of the " Paintings of Clouds " that the artist introduced in 2011 and which are mainly inhabited of soft triangles. The clouds which pass on Benoît MAIRE's paintings come from a tradition of the paint which recognizes its natural consistency in this motive. Clouds have however at Benoît a profile of flared hat and without edge which sometimes the impregnation of the humidity made more formless than planned ! They point upward whereas all the paintings wets a ground which no horizon allows to suppose : it is a primitive world, without emerged lands.

 

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#NewAcquisition [2016]

March, 2016. Graham Collins is back !

 

In his work, Graham COLLINS develops a system based on reusing materials and the process of recycling, and disrupts the status of the objects he uses by their transformations and their associations.

 

Hidden beneath the tinted glass of “Tinted Monochromes” are spray-painted or coated canvases, all mounted in an old frame made of bits of reclaimed wood. These paintings combine the canon of abstract painting with the artist's taste for hand-crafted techniques and forms such as carpentry, or the use of big sheets of self-adhesive film of the type which is used to tint car windows.

 

Having already presented "Black Painting", the Collection continues to explore with "Irrelevant Love" these works that cannot be unveiled from behind their sparkling surfaces, and instead reflect the viewer's own image.

 

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#NewAcquisition [2016]

February, 2016. " Tenement 2 " a symbolic oil on canvas of Farah ATASSI joins the Collection VR D’AFFAUX.

 

Painted in 2009, " Tenement 2 " describes a " place of transition ". It is a reflection on the destitution, the space and the absence. It was presented by Farah to the “Salon de Montrouge (near Paris, France)” in 2010. Immediately spotted, this artwork then participated in the famous Exhibition DYNASTY (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, from June to September, 2010).

 

This work was again on display for the 60th birthday of the “Salon de Montrouge” (one of the artworks which marked this show in the past).

 

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#NewAcquisition [2016]

January, 2016. Kevin ROUILLARD joins the Collection VR D’AFFAUX !

 

Kevin ROUILLARD's artistic practice seems to meet that of the collector, even the archaeologist. In his close environment, Kevin indeed takes objects of the everyday life but in a fortuitous way, without selection, not hierarchy. 

So industrial, cut cans, levelled, hammered in Bordeaux in 20 street Ferrère, became modern shields of a new Roman army in formation of tortoise.

Because Kevin ROUILLARD searches the folds of the history and looks for the roots of our memory. These 8 elements constituting an inseparable work, are at the same time divested of any history and agents of a world history.

 

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November, 2015. Nicolas ROGGY joins the Collection VR D'AFFAUX !

 

Lines et geometrical shapes are repeated on or under large colour sections. Nicolas ROGGY is follower of “not constructed” abstract art. His work has all the traits of a demolition company, moulding the surfaces of his canvasses by constantly excavating, sanding, baring and turning... And motifs appear hidden by other motifs, layers and/or superimposed colours.

 

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