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Agusil - PINK HAIR

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Source: Defining their pictorial practice as "polyhedral", the duo resorts to many techniques to create their works. Sensitive to the work of their contemporaries such as the Chinese artist Yang Shaobin (b. 1963), the Spanish painter Santiago Ydáñez (b. 1969) or the French portrait painter Françoise Nielly, the two artists situate themselves in the continuity of the artistic movement of Action Painting – which favors the physical act of painting, the work thus becoming a testimony of the body in action. Consequently, they deliberately choose to leave colour and gesture to assert themselves on the canvas, at the mercy of their unconscious or the physical laws resulting from their movements. Picking up on expressivity, their creations seek to reveal the character and personality of the represented subjects.
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Alban Pedrola - ERAKIS

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Source: "A medium of exchange and sharing," Alban's artistic approach is profoundly linked to philosophy. Working from acrylics on canvas, his works recount stories that showcase the emotions and memories intrinsically linked to the genre and the human condition. Interested as much by the surrounding environment as by the beings that live there, the artist seeks to translate into his painting his feeling and his questions about his kind and the contemporary society in which he is developing. From acquired academic rules, Alban would develop his own language where "free and geometric forms live together" and as such offer the viewer an immersion into a pictorial world that is just as dynamic as richly nuanced. At the limit between figuration and abstraction, between structural control and formal spontaneity, Alban's work simplified over the years to become more legible, that the artist would enrich by giving an increasingly important place to colour. The painter imagines his canvases as open spaces where everyone is invited to enter to experience the dream and evasion.
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Alfredo Lopez - FLEUR de PEAU

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Source: Alfredo's work is rooted in our daily lives and celebrates the ordinary. Occidental people are his main focus of study, and Alfredo's mythology is made up of the multitude of acts carried out with joy and good humor that make up our lives. His works are allegories of the various themes of pleasure, work, business, love, drunkenness... These narratives of mostly Occidental everyday life are characterized by their bright colors and the central and imposing place of the character within the work. Each of his paintings reminds us that happiness is in the here and now, in the small details of life. These views give an accurate picture of who we really are.
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Angie Brooksby - 7th STREET

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Source: Brooksby considers herself a colourist and devotes part of her paintings to the "blue hour", the in-between part of the day that is neither day nor night. For her oil paintings, the artist uses her photographs as models. She boasts membership to the current American "Contemporary Realism". Deeply rooted in the reality of the moment, her works are intended to be evidence of an era.
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Denis Poughon - MECANIC

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Source: Denis gradually feeds his curiosity and knowledge of wild animals, their lifestyle, their environment, etc.. Fascinated by the mechanics of bodies and objects, the decomposition of movement is one of the main lines of his research. He thus combines his knowledge of wildlife with a more mechanical study of motion. At the root of each work, there is always an animal whose head is easily identifiable. The solid body is depicted in decomposed movements, as if under the action of gears. The artist carefully notes the name of each species in Latin, a tribute to a former classification. This animal is a refuge, a shelter, a force, revenge of nature on man.
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Dom Dewalles - MISS BUTTERFLY

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Source: Dom's work, created with acrylic paints and mixed techniques combined with a pallet of delicately chosen tones, is steeped with great poetry. Sketched with much gentleness, her subjects are generally represented in a serene state suggesting a moment of beatitude, well-being or simply a moment in suspension which belongs to a dream world. Mainly female, Dom's characters are gracious and seem to be imbued with kindness. In order for each viewer to identify and write his own story, the artist deliberately deprived them of eyes. Inhabited by music, theatre and poetry at the same time, the artist re-transcribes in her pictorial work all of the narrative intensity that she gathers from her three disciplines in order to enrich her canvases.
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Frederique Mangin - AMAZONIA

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Source: A spectator of her own work, which reveals itself to her, F. Mangin refuses to be given a label, instead we should rather throw ourselves passionately and joyfully into a world of colours and movements, where meaning meets coherence. Vermeer, Klimt and Caravage conveyed the meaning of light and chiaroscuro to her, which she explores through her characters, essentially female, in times of grace and flight when faced with an oppressive reality. Everything is alive and colourful as if through a light-filled window open on the world or in a moment to breathe and leave behind any worries. Always composing her works to music, Frédérique Mangin uses large block colours in her paintings, which can be superimposed on two to four layers. The shadows surrounding her human figures turn into veils which extend them, make them evanescent and overcome them.
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Graffmatt - GENESIS

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Source: His passion for painting came about thanks to Street Art and the hip-hop culture. Fascinated by the artists and their productions, Graffmatt takes to the streets to produce in situ many photographic reports. He then uses shots as sources of inspiration without trying to reproduce an exact copy. On the contrary, through acrylic paints, Posca pens, aerosol sprays and brushes, the artist decomposes the pictures to reassemble them in line with his own interpretation. A keen enthusiast for the cardboard supports, the painter likes the flexibility of its format – that he can adapt however he wants – as well as the writing stamped on it – a graphic base that makes up its background. Figurative and expressive, his works are produced two-fold, described by the artist as such: "first the dynamic elaboration of an abstract/graffiti background, then more detailed and calmer work, thus contrasting with the background."

Sculptures of Anatomical Art

“Art should not be reserved for a privileged few, it is for everyone” – Andy Warhol

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Carré d’artistes® embodies canvases of the feminine physique in celebration of the worldwide galleries 15th anniversary and the kick off to Paris, New York and Milan’s fashion weeks. Honoring the most noted designers and the build up to Art week, fifteen carefully selected artists turn mannequins into contemporary living works of their creative narrative between tonality and movement of the human form.

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Courtesy of Carré d’artistes

“Democratizing” art, the philosophy of the brand is that art should be “accessible to everyone.”

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