Art Paris has been a growing success, mixing trendy, modern, and rising art right into a most considerable stability. After a gorgeous 23rd edition that inaugurated the Grand Palais Ephémère final September, the truthful returned from April 7 to 10 with 130 regional and international galleries of top of the range, providing, particularly to younger galleries and emerging creation, a sector, “Guarantees,” which we have now surveyed with happiness to ship you some nuggets.
HUGO DEVERCHÈRE at Dumonteil Modern (Paris)
Dumonteil Modern is a brand new gallery situated in the booming rue du Louvre district, the third of the Dumonteil model (after the opening of a gallery in Shanghai in 2008 that targeted on the Chinese language art scene). It is committed to promoting younger artists on the worldwide scene and supporting their most formidable tasks, not solely in its personal exhibition areas, however outdoors the gallery partitions in collaboration with public or personal institutions and through festivals (West Bund Art & Design, Artwork 021, Asia Now…).
At Art Paris, Dumonteil Modern introduced the fascinating work of Hugo Deverchère (born in 1988, graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris and Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains). Mixing artwork and science, aesthetic research and exploration of the dwelling, fiction and reality, his proliferating sculptures, work in progress, and different protean works emerge from a hypothesis on the metamorphoses of the organic matter, but in addition of the image (micro and macrocosmic), and constitute “an experiment of perception.”
Thus, his collection of photographs, elaborated from photogravure plates coated with oxides, revealing the just about imperceptible drawing of the micro-reliefs of Mars, taken from NASA databases, confronts us with the vertigo of digital photographic extrapolation… An actual “alchemical system,” a dwelling work, his set up, Artefact,displaying a rock in the means of crystallization, re-enacts, in accelerated type in the course of the exhibition, an extended geologic course of. Fascinating…
8, rue d’Aboukir, Paris 2e
MIHO KAJIOKA and CASPER FAASSEN at Ibasho (Antwerp)
“A spot where you may be yourself”: that is the which means of the Japanese phrase ibasho,chosen as the identify by Anne-Marie Zethof and Martijn van Pieterson for their Antwerp gallery dedicated to young Japanese images and Western photographers impressed by Japan – the only one on the planet! A reputation that claims lots about the best way these two aesthetes contemplate the gallery area as a place of revelation by way of contemplation…
An attractive promise stored on their stand the place we found the works of thriller and poetry of two artists: Miho Kajioka, a Japanese (born in 1973), lately settled in Paris, and Casper Faassen, born in 1975 within the Netherlands.
Educated as a painter, Miho Kajioka creates a very graphic and pictorial photographic work, by means of a sluggish means of revelation of shadows and lights carried out in the darkroom, tea colorations carried out in the course of the prints, and above all, reframing, conferring to her cropped footage an virtually surrealist strangeness… “Snapshots” of eternity just like haikus, pictures stolen from time, of which they appear to spin, from one work to the subsequent, an extended metaphor.
Casper Faassen, for his half, creates a piece – also on the border between painting and images – on transparency and opacity by interposing tracing paper between his lens and his models (ladies in kimonos or Japanese vases), then applying a double layer of cracked varnish to his prints. In his Kasumi, a large seascape drowned in fog, he uses not tracing paper however a double decoy to create this disturbance of the image floating between appearance and disappearance: the photograph printed on a Plexiglas plate is roofed with the identical opacifying varnish, while a mirror hidden underneath the image displays the encompassing mild…
tolstraat 67, Antwerp (Belgium)
COSTANZA GASTALDI and MARTINE SCHILDGE at Sit Down (Paris)
Black ink, gouache, and stenciling on photograph prints (Martine Schildge), superimposed photographs making the photograph a visual palimpsest, an ode to the transitory panorama (Florian Ruiz), pigment prints enhanced with white pencil and porcelain powder (Catherine Noury)… the Sit Down gallery, established in 2005 in the Marais, celebrates the range of the medium, exploiting the capacities of up to date images to create an effect more expressive and suggestive than mimetic…
Among its virtuoso practitioners, we've set our sights on an artist from Turin, born in 1993 and dwelling for ten years in Paris: Costanza Gastaldi. Using the traditional technique of heliogravure (“drawing by the solar” on the origin of the invention of images) for its plastic qualities and, particularly, the subtlety of the rendering of the shades of gray or the depth, virtually tactile, of the blacks, she multiplies tenfold the graphic prospects by imperceptibly metamorphosing (by digital retouching) the picture. Cultivating the formal ambiguity between images and drawing, her landscapes instill a feeling of strangeness, even unreality.
Retouching, shading, with a stylus, on a display, each bit of the engraved image, she recreates one other one, dreamlike, fantasized. Thus, her magical mountains, the legendary Huang Mountains piercing the sky in japanese China (climbed by the photographer with 18 kg of kit on her again in the course of the sacred hours earlier than daybreak in 2018), or her miniature landscapes in tondo, as if seen by way of a door peephole or a keyhole, from her irresistible collection entitled Panorama Voyeurism.
Sit Down Gallery
four, rue Sainte-Anastase, Paris threee
THIBAULT BRUNET, LISA SARTORIO and DOUGLAS MANDRY at the Binome Gallery (Paris)
One other gallery devoted to modern images and its hybridizations, opened in 2010 in the Marais, the Binome Gallery, is serious about new practices, conceptual or plastic, exploring the boundaries of a medium that has turn into central to a lot visual and fictional research at the borders of all genres (graphic, performative, or multimedia). She is especially considering rising artists who reappropriate previous processes or supplies.
In a disturbing mise en abyme of the landscape, Douglas Mandry (born in 1989 in Geneva) prints, by the process of lithography, previous photographs of mountains on used glacier covers…
In his Territoires circonscrits, Thibault Brunet questions our relationship to virtuality via the digitization, by way of a 3D scanner, of an actual world on borrowed time… In his Black Box collection, the 3D modeling of the ruins of Damascus and Aleppo de-realized by the gaps within the floating image is putting.
Lisa Sartorio’s tattered photographs (which we've got already mentioned in Acumen) emerge from revolutionary sculptural work within the thickness of paper, deteriorated by gumming, folding, peeling off, crumbling… These disfigured photographic archives of cities ravaged by the bombardments seem to blow up beneath our eyes. Poignant.
19, rue Charlemagne, Paris 4e
DARIA DMYTRENKO at Eduardo Secci
We have been additionally caught by the powerful work of Daria Dmytrenko introduced by a younger Florentine gallery. A Ukrainian artist dwelling in Venice, where we'll meet her soon…