Gallery Charron is pleased to introduce you to the works entitled “Allegories” by the sculptor Irène Lussou. Lussou worked at first for the cinema, the theater, the fashion, the operas of Paris. In parallel with this activity, she had the opportunity to assist the sculptor Marc Boulay so she worked on animal sculpture projects, in particular for the Museum of Natural History of Paris.
Since 1996, Lussou dedicates herself exclusively to her own practice. She began with stone cutting and specialized in the creation of large format stoneware. Then she became interested in bronze and metal. Today, she works mainly in bronze and steel.
Lussou creates great feminine silhouettes with large foreheads, high cheekbones, sensual mouths and deep strange eyes, in a mixture of detachment and serenity. They occupy the space with grace and determination.
Another source of inspiration for the sculptor is the spiral which, beyond its esthetics and its elegance, has the particularity of being based on the golden section. It is a universal key to create a sculptural writing where the color comes to underline the drawing. Negative space defines the work and draws the gaze to it as a whole.
Galerie Charron is pleased to welcome the works “Hybrids” by the sculptor Bérengère d’Orsay. These creatures, at once mineral, vegetable, animal and human, remind us of the deep but often forgotten links that unite us to the different kingdoms cohabiting on our planet and to the beauty and fragility of our condition.
Galerie Charron always strives to put its artists as close as possible to its collectors and this is why I offer you the possibility of discovering my artist interviews in the form of videos. A way to better apprehend, to better understand the very essence of their artistic approaches, their experiences, their messages conveyed through their artworks and perhaps also a “way for me” to explain to you the reasons why I defend with conviction these artists that I have selected to be an integral part of my gallery.
This week, I met Beatriz Guzman Catena, a painter of Argentinean origin who appeals to me because of her many ways to paint about family life, the life of a couple, the life of a woman… Themes that deserve to be discussed, questions that invite everyone! Discover the interview-video of Beatriz Guzman Catena full of gentleness, sincerity….
Rêveries d’automne – Solo show –
Sometimes, an exhibition is the result of a friendly and generous collaboration.
Until October 31st, find the exhibition outside the walls of our artist Céline Achour in the offices of myCowork Paris-Montorgueil at 54 rue Greneta in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.
To celebrate this unexpected exhibition, you are invited to meet the artist, over a cup of tea or coffee, on Wednesday, October 14, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
If you are booked on Wednesday, please note that the exhibition is open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, or by appointment in the evening and on weekends. So don’t hesitate to contact us if you are planning to come!
Exhibition by Beatriz Guzman Catena: “Urbanité” from 8 September to 24 October 2020 at the Espace d’art Chaillioux, 7 rue Louise Bourgeois, 94260 Fresnes.
Vernissage on Saturday 19 September at 3 pm.
The Trésor de la langue française, an absolute reference for our language, gives two definitions for the word Urbanité :
A. Civil manner of the ancient Romans […]; by extension, fine and delicate politeness, a manner in which a lot of natural affability and worldly customs enter into it.
B. Character of what makes a city […].
It is, of course, in the second of these senses that our exhibition fits in. However, we have selected six artists who attempt to characterise the city using this affability, which falls under the definition of A. above.
In the series of paintings presented in this exhibition, the domestic world, real or fantasised, and the urban presence intertwine in a kaleidoscopic and joyful approach which makes it difficult to identify what belongs to the private sphere and what belongs to the world of the city. Inside and outside merge, as if the individuals depicted were appropriating their vision of the city to integrate it into their personal history, micro-narrations, sometimes hallucinated, which invite us to a journey, as geographical as it is mental, and end up contaminating the entire pictorial surface. All this, without the slightest aggression, but for “a long journey where the bequeathed things, these important cultural containers, will link past memories to the present to copy each other. In this way, distant resonances will be deposited on new territories, like swept pigments, insinuating themselves into our present… “Beatriz Guzman Catena makes the urban environment and domestic interiors interpenetrate, thus blurring the notions of inside and outside, private and public space.
Love always wins
Emilie Teillaud’s paintings are poetic, delicate and colourful, odes to feelings and emotions. The artist sets in motion carnal or maternal love, tenderness, humility, fragility, devotion through her characters with generous and liberated bodies, embraced in spontaneous pauses and dreamlike halos. The sensuality of her creations, imbued with gentleness and energy, is an invitation to take the time to live, to feel and to love.DISCOVER
Human and nature
In Golnaz Afraz’s canvases, colours, superimpositions of shapes, planes and instantaneous compositions give a multiple vision to her works. As if the artist was painting reality in several layers and parallel angles. She creates her scenes on paper and canvas, like a filmmaker preparing to make a film.DISCOVER
Alchemy – Jazzu’s brushstrokes seem to be guided not only by his instincts, but also by messages, observations and relevant reflections on our times. Abstract in form and composite in colour, the artist’s work captures the complexities of our society. DISCOVER
Eselchen – The Donkeys
“Donkeys are a necessity for me. My semi-figurative sculptures are a way of paying tribute to them and giving them the status they deserve. They are a counterpoint to my abstract work of Primary Tensions, (Ge)Dichte (Poetry and Density in German) in stone, and my Julessteins in bronze. I ideally show the stones and the donkeys together, because the donkeys are their protectors, the lookout for the public ready to touch them. The donkeys are the defenders and remain attentive to this abstraction which is new and still little known. They bring a balance, something to which one can find one’s bearings, to this light, discreet but sure presence”. Jules AndrieuDISCOVER