Alphabetical guide to the artists

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ABELLO VIVES José Francisco
> 1959, Santa Marta - 2013, Cartagena (Colombia)
He was a painter, born with Down’s syndrome in Colombia, who earned his diploma in Fine Arts at a school in Cartagena, then went on to animate an educative artistic program for disabled children up until October 2006. He leaves behind a collection of watercolors, gouaches and ceramics that have a child-like freshness, which struck admiration from his fellow painter/artist Enrique Grau, as well as a certain number of personalities involved in the arts and humanities in his country (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, was a friend and Jose affectionately referred to him as ‘Gabo’). His best works are considered to be his portraits painted in bright and vivid colors. Among other qualities, they express a touching, unadulterated way to represent the nude human body. (in Mycelium : génie savant-génie brut, Laurent Danchin)
ADAM Sabhan
> 1972, Al-Hasakah (Syria)
Born in the border of Iraq and Turkey, where he still lives. He began painting as an autodidact. From June to December 1999, he resides in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. It also exposes the Cavin Morris Gallery in New York and is now among the leading artists of the Middle East.
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AÏNI Philippe
> 1952, Bordeaux (France)
He is pastry cook until the age of 24. He decides to break sharply with that environment in order to devote themselves to creation, painting and sculpture mainly. Self-taught artist, his work progress and leads him to expose in Europe but also in Moscow, Leningrad, Copenhagen, New York, etc.
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ALFANDARI Alexandre
> 1969 - 2002
This artist graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and the National Higher School of plastic teachings of Avignon Art School. His paintings are a theatrical and provocative universe.
APPEL Karel
> 1921, Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 2006, Zurich (Switzerland)
"A painting is no longer a construction of colors and lines, but an animal, one night, a scream, a human being, it is an indivisible whole." Karel Appel studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam from 1940 to 1943. His focus is on Picasso, Matisse, Klee. In 1948 he founded with Corneille and Constant, Reflex experimental group (Dutch core group Cobra), one of the inspirations is children's art. Appel moved to Paris in 1950. His painting, devoid of any reference to reality, then violently gestural and matiériste. Then, his work leans towards the children's drawings and primitive drawing. The artist reconstructs his own use "graphics in the wild." Call then makes allusion to figuration by imaginary landscapes, undefined animals and sorrowful nudes. In 1957, the United States, he began a series of musicians naked and then attempts to recreate the violent feelings that inspires the world. Karel Appel explores lithography, sculpture, mural painting, collage, stained glass ... It collects junk and urban waste that he integrates into his paintings.
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ARICKX Lydie
> 1954, Villecresnes (France)
Lydie Arickx was born in l'Oise and her parents were Flemish. She studied at the Paris Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques from 1974 to 1978. Her works were exhibited in Galerie Jean Briance in Paris in 1982 then the Amaury Taittinger Gallery in New-York in 1983. She moved to the Landes in 1991 and started monumental sculpting then frescos in 1993. Her works can be found in the international public collections of major institutions such as the Paris Musée National d’Art Moderne or Centre Pompidou, Tokyo Museum... Lydie Arickx splits her time between painting and sculpting and creating dynamic events that implicate art within the general public. This approach leads to her participating in many awareness development workshops in schools and businesses.
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BADIA
> 1947, Paris (France)
This artist creates sculptures of men and women with different techniques (paper-mache, sand, earth pigments, straw, polyester resin, driftwood, etc.). She also painted. It also works in Corsica with Dumenicu Tognotti the "Teatru Paisanu". In Paris, she worked with several companies as designer and director. She founded the Company in 1990 "La troisième rive"
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BARROT Ronan
> 1973, Argol (France)
He was born in Brittany but lives and works in Paris. After studying at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he obtained an Erasmus scholarship to study at Berlin then, two years later, he left for Tokyo with a Collin-Lefranc scholarship. His first individual exhibition was in a private area in 1989 at the île d'Arun in Brittany. Ronan Barrot paints street scenes, social subjects, portraits, landscapes... His style evokes as much Goya as Cézanne, German neo-expressionism as much as Paul Rebeyrolle. He is now sufficiently famous to exhibit at Claude Bernard's gallery where Bacon and Rebeyrolle are also exhibited.
Claude Bernard Gallery
BELIN Murielle
> 1976, Avignon (France)
Murielle Belin frequent some workshops of artists from the age of 10 years (painters, magicians, puppeteers, sculptors, poets) and is interested in restoration of paintings before deciding in 2002 to devote himself entirely to the creation. Touches everything, it also works well in the oil painting on panels for tables that jars, taxidermy, animal remains, clay and paints for the sculptures. It also handles the charcoal, chalk, ink for the drawings. Between surreal squeaks and amber warmth of the Flemish primitive painting, his works often refer to figures in the history of art.
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BELLMER Hans
> 1902, Katowitz (Poland) - 1975, Paris (France)
Born in Silesia German, he became one of the major artists of surrealism. Having taken courses at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin, he began working in a coal mine, then in a steel mill before concentrating on painting. Between 1926 and 1932, he met various figures of Dadaism, but saw its advertising cartoonist. In 1933, he opposed the rise of Nazism. He held his first "doll", his art is also described as "degenerate art" by the Nazis. In 1938, he moved to Paris and took part in Parisian surrealist exhibitions. Therefore, it starts multiple jobs with André Breton, Paul Eluard, etc. In 1940, he was interned with Max Ernst, and Wols Springer at Camp des Milles in Aix-en-Provence. Subsequently, he took refuge in hiding did not have the opportunity to move to the United States. In 1953, he met Unica Zürn, poet who becomes his muse and wife.
BETTENCOURT Pierre
> 1917, Saint-Maurice-d'Ételan - 2006, Stigny (France)
He followed the Paul Valéry’s poetry course at the Collège de France during his secondary education from 1936 to 1938. He is also passionate about the theatre. In 1941, he bought a printing business and for twelve years he published his own texts and those of Michaux, Artaud, Dubuffet and Apollinaire. In 1953, after a stay at Dubuffet, he produced his first Hauts -Reliefs which have since become his trademark. His assemblies are made of coffee grains, egg shells, stones and pine cones, to name but a few, and reproduce scenes of a surrealist world. His exhibitions follow each other and his numerous trips to Africa, Oceania, India, Mexico and Egypt have allowed him to feed his passion for extinct civilisations. At the same time, he continues his literary work.
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BIHOREAU Willy
> 1981 (France)
Willy Night Heron is a young artist who combines brushes and new technologies to compose his paintings to post topics "doomsday". The idea is to see a future in which our civilizations are nothing more than the remains. The purpose of this initiative is to participate in decision-mandatory awareness for our future. Student at the National School of Applied Arts-(ENSAAMA) in 2000-2001 and member of "Ateliers du 23bis" in Antony (92) 2002-2005; it also works in the self-taught drawing, painting, graphic design and computer graphics. Since 2006, Willy Bihoreau participated in numerous artistic events including the Mac 2000 exhibition in Paris. It also exposes the Attis Art Gallery (Washington, Las Vegas).
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BIZIEN Vincent
> 1968, Paris (France)
A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in 1992, he received the award from the Fondation de France on a study project on Pierro della Francesca frescoes in Arezzo (Italy). Today he works in Paris and participated in several exhibitions in London, Paris, Brussels and is present in various collections such as FNAC, French and European private collections.
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BOIX-VIVES Anselme
> 1899 Herbezet (Spain) - 1969 Moutiers (France)
He was born in Spain into a poor family and could not go to school but became a shepherd at a very young age. He came to France in 1917 when he was 18 where he found work in different factories. In 1926, his savings allowed him to open his own shop selling fruit and vegetables in Haut-Savoie. He was proud of his success and lived happily with his wife and three children until 1962 when everything changed: the death of his wife and serious health problems damaged him to the point that he abandoned his business and one of his sons. He started a new life that was entirely devoted to painting. His first painting dates from July 1962 and the last was completed in 1969. Seven years of creativity have left over two thousand works, mostly drawings and gouaches.
Alain Margaron Gallery
BOKOR Miklos
> 1927, Budapest (Hungary)
BOUDEAU Joseph-Emmanuel
> 1884, Brouzils - ? (France)
Details about the life of Joseph-Emmanuel Boudeau are not plentiful. Born in Brouzils in the region of Vendée on January 2, 1884, he was a sailor in the national marine, and served in World War I. What we do know can only be found on the backs of two drawings, found by chance in an antique dealer’s shop, or in the painted commentaries which accompany each of these images. One of the drawings is a colourful representation of the battleship ‘Dunkerque’ (1937) and the other, a naïve view of Mont Saint-Michel (1938). Two illustrations made from one perfect execution, and colored like the plates of the first illustrated magazines or the illustrations on old children’s books. Whereas the lettering in jigsaw-style, to hide his weak spelling skills, evokes thoughts of the refinement in ABC needlework pictures. Drawn on paper with pencil and China ink, with a sharp sense of style and real decorative talent, these popular art masterpieces (which demand more than one hundred hours of drawing time each), are presented like ’imitations’ and thus seem to be free, moralistic interpretations of documents that once pleased the author. His work shows that he was a fierce patriot, a royalist, God fearing, like all the Vendée inhabitants, but also generously devoted to humanity. “The human race has made more errors by defiance, than by confidence”, proclaimed this faithful man still proud, twenty years after, to have served on the warship ‘d’Entrecasteaux’ during the ‘War of Nations’. (in Mycelium : génie savant-génie brut, Laurent Danchin)
BRU Georges
> 1933, Fumel (France)
He taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Toulon for several years. From his first Paris and provincial exhibitions in 1967, Georges Bru demonstrated his great mastery of tragic and hallucinatory drawing and affirmed a singular aesthetic in which the world is deformed, dimmed, made opaque. His scenes are part of a theatrical register where the spectacular strength is deafened by the ashen tones to produce a smothering of reality. The characters in his paintings, with surrealist allures, seem to have had all their humanity extinguished. The deprivation of the composition evokes a solitude in which the protagonists are enclosed. Despite this serious and intense tension and the confrontation of organic forces, the work is meticulous, the atmosphere veiled.
Chave Gallery
C215
> 1973 (France)
Christian Guémy said C215 is an urban artist, stencil working Vitry-sur-Seine. It regularly invites international artists to transform his city. Known internationally, he presents works painted on recycling objects in galleries in France and in the world. In 2014, he was asked to create 20 illustrations for the game Far Cry 4 Ubisoft.
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CADIOU Patrice
> 1947, Paris - 2015, Paris (France)
He began to learn classical dance, very young. In the 60s, he worked for Sarah Bernard Chatelet theater as a professional dancer. He engaged in the company of the Bordeaux Opera. Under the guidance of JC Dutihl he shows his first sculptures. His artistic creation will take a completely different scale from its plant in the Landes. He will live in Paris, Cadaques (where he met his wife) then Auberive.
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CAMBON Gérard
> 1960, Toulouse (France)
Autodidact sculptor, he began to make collages and modeling. He discovered the paper-mache caricatures and realizes that it incorporates with various recycled materials.
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CARRÉ LINE
> 1971 (France)
Daughter of Aïni painter, she worked at the Ministry of Justice before reaching a cruel disease. Although this artist carries the paint occasionally, her work includes more than two thousand paintings which reminds us of his talent.
CERREDO Fabian
> 1957, Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 2005, Pontoise (France)
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CHAISSAC Gaston
> 1910, Avallon - 1964, La Roche-sur-Yon (France)
A dreamy child with poor health who was apprenticed at the age of 13. He had several jobs including being a cobbler. He met Otto Freundlich and Jeanne Kossnik-Kloss whilst visiting Paris in 1936 and they revealed his artistic destiny to him. The following year, the couple organised his first exhibition. The painter Jean Dubuffet, who invented the raw art concept in 1946, was Chaissac’s main source of encouragement because he saw in him the archetype of the raw artist. From 1948, the painter isolated himself in Vendée with his wife where he created and corresponded greatly. This was a very prolific period and he produced numerous painted objects (recycled items most of the time), coloured totems on wood and also collages of wallpaper.
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COMBAS Robert
> 1957, Lyon (France)
Following an education at Sète and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Montpellier, he very quickly acquired fame through his participation in the 'Après le Classicisme' exhibition at the Musée de Saint-Étienne which showcased new trends in contemporary art. He was a co-founder of the movement that Ben called 'Figuration Libre' and his painting spoke about society, violence, sexuality, people's suffering and their little pleasures, their smallness, their grandeur. This painter was influenced by the world of cartoon stories and rock and claimed his popular character. His work has already been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions in France (Musée des Sables d'Olonnes, Musée de Saint-Etienne...) and abroad (South Korea).
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De MAN Petrus
> 1955, Halle (Belgique)
Supported by his family, he studied classical humanities in St-Jan Berchmanscollege in Brussels and in O.-L. Vrouwecollege Halle. He began drawing very young and exhibited for the first time in 17 years. His contacts with the mime Frederik Van Melle, the puppeteer and sculptor Stéphane Ponette and the graphic Luc Claus the graphic help determine his future endeavors. In Ghent, he enrolled at St. Lukasinstituut in Raf Coorevits of printmaking workshop and painting workshop Dan Van Severen. After graduation in 1980, he taught drawing in upper secondary education in the same school. In 1989, he chose the self-employed as a graphic designer and launched in the textile field. It nevertheless continues his personal work. He also participates in numerous group exhibitions. He devoted himself increasingly to his work as an artist and since 1996 it diversified its activities by giving drawing classes in his own workshop. In recent years, he is also responsible for drawing courses at the summer academy of Libramont.
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DE VILLIERS Jephan
> 1940, Chesnay (France)
Sculptor, he divides his time between his studio in Watermael-Jolymont Boittsfort (Brussels) and his studio of Corloux in Mirambeau (Charente-Maritime). Around the age of 14, he begins to collect in the garden of his grandmother twigs, dead leaves to make huge land of villages and bark. In the 1960s, the discovery of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris gives birth to new sculptures and moved to London. From its discovery in 1976 in the Sonian Forest in Belgium of her first "wood-body", he uses all kinds of plants to create his own universe.
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DECAUX Roger
> 1919, Dombasle-sur-Meurthe - 1995, Nancy (France)
Regardless of his training in art history, Roger Decaux also received a training philosophy. Then he became a professor at the School of Art Trades of Paris and director of the Culture section of the office sociology studies. He is a founding member of the group Contraste with J.M. Héraud and is responsible for the paint shop of the Minotaur in Lyon. Selected for the Marzotto Prize in 1958, he won the Galilée Prize, the Prize of the Academy Stanislas in Nancy, Trio Award Belgian Ministry of Culture. Art critic on Radio-Lorraine, TEC collaborator in Paris, and is the author of numerous frescos, mosaics and stained glass for architects and individuals.
Koralewski Gallery
DÉGÉ Guillaume
> 1967, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
He began drawing after Chinese studies in Oriental Languages. Illustrator before being an artist, he works regularly for the newspaper Le Monde. Co-founder, Daniel Vincent, Les 4 mers edition, he is the author of several books published by Gallimard and Seuil. He is also a professor at the Superior School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg since 2005.
DEREUX Philippe
> 1918, Lyon - 2001, Villeurbanne (France)
Philippe Dereux was born in 1918. He started initially with writing but his meeting with Jean Dubuffet in 1955 at Vence finally illuminated him as to his vocation as painter / plastician. He realised abstract and decorative compositions in gouache and oils into which he incorporated fruit and vegetable peelings. Then, progressively, the paint disappeared from the compositions to leave the place free for characters composed solely of peelings. He did not completely abandon his writing and published Un Petit Traité des Eplichures in 1966 then 20 ans des Epluchures in 1981. Since 1961, several individual exhibitions have been dedicated to him including at Alphonse Chave in Vence or Pleine Marge at Paris. Philippe Dereux has also participated in several collective events.
Chave Gallery
DEUX Fred
> 1924, Boulogne-Billancourt - 2015, La Châtre (France)
red comes from a modest working family and he left in 1939 for professional training before starting work as an electrician. In 1943, he joined the factory resistance group. Following the War, Fred Deux found work in a bookshop where he discovered the works of Breton, Bataille and Sade which had a profound effect on him. It was also during this period that he discovered the world of Paul Klee which was a revelation to him. In 1951, he met André Breton and became a member of the surrealist group. He also became friends with Hans Bellmer and Cécile Reims. His first individual exhibition was organised in 1953. He then split his time between drawing and writing numerous works including La gana which won the Prix de Mai in 1959. In 1961, the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain acquired a drawing.
Alain Margaron Gallery
DI ROSA Hervé
> 1959, Sète (France)
Hervé Di Rosa leaves Sète to Paris in 1978. He moved there with his friend Robert Combas and joined the National School of Decorative Arts. It begins at that time his first canvases. After graduation, he presented his first exhibition in Paris, "Finishing with a flourish," in 1981. Since then, the artist is showcased in museums: Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, at the Modern Art Museum City of Paris at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York (Médicis Prize), the Paris Biennale in 1985 he designs the poster ... In 2000, he founded the International Museum of Modest Art in Sète. Artist traveler, he intertwines cultures and modes of expression of each country in which it resides. Its high paint color is also influenced by comics, graffiti and rock. With his brother Richard Di Rosa, François Boisrond, Rémi Blanchard and Robert Combas, it is one of the main architects of the French movement of the "Free Figuration" revival of painting in the 1980s is also related to the movement of Art Modeste.
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DJURIC Miodrag
> 1933, Cetinje (Montenegro) - 2010, Pontoise (France)
Miodrag Djuric, known as Dado, was born on October 4th 1933 in Montenegro. Following the death of his mother in 1944, he was raised by his uncle in Slovenia. He studied art at Belgrade. When he moved to Paris, Dubuffet introduced him to Danial Cordier who became his official agent. His first exhibition occurred in 1958. Its success led to him meeting Réquichot, who became a friend, and also Hans Bellmer and Unica Zürn a bit later. The Fonds National d'Art Contemporain bought one of his paintings in 1967. Dado tried engraving during the 70's. Several retrospectives were organised at Rotterdam. In 1998, he joined Pierre Bettencourt, a close friend of Michaux, in friendship and collaborated with him several times.
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DOUCET Jacques
> 1924, Boulogne-sur-Seine - 1994, Paris (France)
Divide between poetry and painting, Doucet turned in 1941 to the poet and painter Max Jacob. He will draw from his teaching that we must seek and ask questions constantly. This he did through the paint as chosen that path and guard poetry to name his paintings. Painter of lyrical abstraction, enter his universe is come into painting, without cheating, without prevarication. The work of Doucet holds nothing back to whoever deserves. Jacques Doucet is also co-founder of CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) in 1948, where we seek experimentation and vitality, then closer to the libertarian poetic.
FOUGEIROL Thomas
> 1965, Valence (France)
From 1987 to 1992, Thomas Fougeirol continued his studies at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, he also introduced him to Chinese calligraphy with master Chen Dehong. In 1998 he won First Prize COPRIM Foundation. Guigon Gallery
GHISLAINE
> 1958, Marseille (France)
Ghislaine has been drawing since she was a child and has always dreamed of being a restorer at the Louvre. For nearly thirty years she became a nurse’s aide and worked some time in the palliative care unit in a hospital in Marseille. Having to work the night shift for many years, she taught herself how to draw during the day. From 1985 to 1990, during the aftermath of a grave depression that preceded her father’s death, she frequented the Académie Marguerite Allar where she learned how to paint and only came back to drawing in 2006, just before leaving her employment because of a disabling health condition. Since then, while being an avid fan of painting –she never misses exhibitions of her favorite artists like Van Gogh, Soutine, Séraphine, Dado, Rustin or Nitkowski-, she uses to go to therapeutic art workshops provided by social assistance and she has participated in an exhibition at the Singular Art Festival held by Danielle Jacqui in Aubagne in 2008. Ghislaine is innately very generous of nature, always surrounding herself with good friends, some of which started collections of her work, and she describes herself as being a designer for the sake of “mental survival”. Her correspondence with Laurent Danchin (during the time when she started to create her ‘Charniers’ or mass graves) is published by the editions of L’oeuf Sauvage under the title ‘La Tortue et le Lièvre’ (the tortoise and the hare), with a preface written by Claude Roffat. (in Mycelium : génie savant - génie brut, Laurent Danchin)
GIAMARI Louise
> 1966, Paris (France)
Louise Giamari exhibiting since the late 1980. It changes the borders of animal and plant. His work has imposed his talent at international events. She works with humble materials such as earth, hemp, flax, resin and makes palpable the links between the plant world and the animal world. "Appear and his fingers and his son disturbing and strong beings devouring explicit bowels, centaurs baroque hair, root beings ... A fragile and disturbing world where there also mastering his technique is forgotten before the intensity about. "
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GILLET Roger-Edgar
> 1924, Paris - 2004, Saint-Suliac (France)
Gillet graduated from the Ecole Boulle then the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and started by becoming part of the ‘Abstraction Lyrique’ movement. However in 1958 to the great surprise of his friend and agent Jean Pollak, Gillet painted his first portrait. Between 1960 and1962, whilst his painting was still abstract, Gillet continued his research with a series of ink drawings entitled ‘Apötres’ but it was not until 1963 that his work switched to research on the figure with his interpretation of the ‘Cène’ and his portraits of the 12 apostles. From then on, Gillet did not stop working on the body, the portrait and landscapes. His works are present in numerous public collections such as the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Sao Paolo Museum, Brazil, or Oslo Museum, Norway.
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GRUSS Sabrina
> 1958, Paris (France)
After obtaining his Higher National Diploma of plastic expression and his multimedia accomplishments, she works for exhibitions of the Avignon Festival. She made several exhibitions throughout France.
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GUINAMAND Cristine
> 1974, Yssingeaux (France)
After completing his national diploma of plastic expression and his National Diploma of Fine Arts at the Regional School of Fine Arts of Saint-Étienne, she stays in 1997 at the School of Fine Arts in Porto part of an Erasmus exchange. His artistic biography could begin in 2001, when, after the destruction of his studio and all his previous works by fire, she leaves somewhat to zero. Today she lives and works between Paris and Auvergne.
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HARLOFF Guy
> 1933 Paris (France) - 1991 Galliate (Italy)
The son of a Dutch-Russian father and an Italian-Swiss mother, he lived in Milan, London, New York, Paris and has traveled extensively. He was interested in religions, rituals, traditions of many ethnic groups especially those in the east. His work is influenced by this interest in cultural symbols. His painting is complex, colorful.
ICHIBA Daisuke
> 1963, Kumamoto (Japan)
Daisuke Ichiba belongs to that generation of artists strongly influenced by the golden age of manga. His works are a mixture of eroticism and all kinds mutilation scenes. It draws on the poses of her friends when he takes pictures and news items to compose his murder scenes or spectacularly violent and bloody suicides. He gave her the darkest pages in the Nippon against-culture. Navigating the borders of contemporary art, comic book, black poetry and loud music, he defines himself as a painter of beauty. An often morbid beauty where blind and impassive alongside schoolgirls dead animals. Daisuke Ichiba was published in France by the Dernier Cri, the Lézard Noirand Jhon Magazine. He also participated in the group exhibition "Drawings sharp" at the Halle Saint-Pierre. He had a solo exhibition in Paris in Monte-en-l'air, in September-October 2006 and the Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, in studios of Dernier Cri.
Chaos of Daisuke Ichiba
KANTOROWICZ Serge
> 1942, Paris (France)
His youth was marked by war and the deportation of his family leaves him a gaping brand and explains his dramaturgy. After studying at the Lycée Saint Etienne Graphic Arts from 1958 to 1961, he was a free student in the School of Fine Arts in Brussels in 1962. Painter, sculptor, master of engraving, he devoted himself entirely to his work from 1973. Previously, he worked for many years as a writer, mainly in workshops Maeght, for many artists, including Miró, Tàpies, Ubac, Zao Wou-Ki, Michaux, Riopelle and Juan Mitchell.
Guigon Gallery
KHELIF Kamel
> 1959, Alger (Algeria)
His family moved in 1964 in Marseille. They settled in the slums of St. Martha. After studying in a vocational high school, he became community worker in the northern districts of the city. In parallel to his profession, self-taught since childhood, he produced illustrations for various newspapers and magazines giving voice to the youth of the suburbs. Since 1991, he devoted himself to drawing and participates in various artistic events.
KORICHI Youcef
> 1974, Constantine (Algeria)
Eva Hober Gallery
LAGNIEU Hélène
> 1957, Bugey (France)
In 2006, she began working his art full time. After arriving in Lyon in 2008, she for the first time a workshop at its disposal. His technique changes, it changes from watercolor to acrylic on canvas. His practice extends from drawing to sculpture on paper.
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LEGROS Laetitia
> 1979, Autun (France)
A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Bourges in 2003, she joined in 2006 The Fresnoy, where she made her first film performance of three entries (drawing, dance and film) for a clip. His work puts to the test the design of space and time. In 2008, she directed The drawing machine, a facility which provides real-time transcription of a comic filmed space.
Video by Fresnoy : Laetitia Legros, "Machine à dessiner"
LENCI Christelle
< 1967 (France)
After her art studies, she chose to be illustrator for children. Then she moved to Cavaillon where she set up a studio to draw everyday.
Béatrice Soulié Gallery
LEROY Eugène
> 1910, Tourcoing - 2000, Wasquehal (France)
He began painting after discovering the work of Rembrandt around 1925. After a brief stint at the School of Fine Arts in Lille and Paris, he moved into the Meuse with his wife. From 1936 he made numerous trips such as Europe, Asia and the United States. Exhibitions are presented in the world and received many awards.
Claude Bernard Gallery
LINDSTRÖM Bengt
> 1925, Storsjökapell (Suede) - 2008, Sundsvall (Suede)
Lindström was born in northern Sweden. He created deep bonds, which he maintained throughout his life, with the Lapps, ethnicity and myths. From 1944 to 1949 he studied at the School of Art of Isaac Grünewald (Stockholm), at the School of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Chicago Art Institute and the Academy André Lhote (Paris). CoBrA by expression but have never belonged to the group of the same generation, it was closely linked to Jorn and often exhibited with Appel. Lindström is a loner, "barbaric" the splendid sense. There resource his imagination every summer in contact with the Sami people, and by his many trips around the globe. A dense material, sensual, exclusive use of pure color, transmit cosmic energies and carry the sagas of the Nordic man to climax: a generous work excessive, great theater of life. He often illustrated Shakespeare. The painter is now present in many museums and Lindström Foundation in Sweden has erected a monumental sculpture, the "Y", near Suzdal has become the logo of the tourist office in northern Sweden.
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MABOUNGA Gatien
> 1964, Pointe-Noire (Congo)
He learned from his father the bookbinder by trade and is studying in boiler. His gifts are revealed by his father for whom he had the idea to enrich the leather color pigments and a poet brother gives him a taste for words evocative images. Its color can also accommodate chance, and a transparency involuntarily obtained after he cleaned bottles and brushes. With his brother, he is open to art and poetry. In 1984 he created his first abstract works and moved to France in 1989.
Cour Carrée Gallery
MACRÉAU Michel
> 1935, Paris - 1995 (France)
He had an artistic education during which he participated in realising cartoons of Le Corbusier tapestries. After several collective experiences, his first individual exhibition, in 1962 at Raymond Cordier's gallery, was a great success. It was the start of a long series of exhibitions in France and abroad. In 1969, the Paris Musée d'Art Moderne bought a first painting (a second was bought in 1982). However, Marceau started having doubts in 1972 and became depressive obliging him to make long stays in hospital. It was the emergence of young artists such as Basquiat or Combas at the start of the 80's that restored his faith in his work. He now appears to have been a precursor for the 'Figuration Libre' artists.
Alain Margaron Gallery
MANERO Gilles
> 1955, Gien (France)
After studying photography at a high school in Paris, he found a job as a repro, a profession he still continues today. This is also around 1991 that this passion begins .. When he is away from this work he devotes much time to art. His work has been exhibited both in Europe and the United States. His work is in numerous private collections of art brut, as well as in public collections such as the Museum Stadshof in Zwolle (Netherlands), the Museum of Navarre in Pamplona (Spain), naive art museum Figueras (Spain) ...
MÉNICHETTI Eudes
> 1969, Paris (France)
Menichetti is a child of the TV, Pif Gadget and Tout l'Univers. He practices self-portrait with humor and fantasy and says the chronicle of her life with irony shots drawings and scholars and turbulent assemblies. He seeks what is repressed; he explores the networks of the nervous system, blood vessels, which is underlying, which is part of us and yet remains our unknown. It probes, dissects and exposes the human body (the body) to better explore the cerebral world with the desire to explain the existence and human potential. Fumes black fantasy with a latent chimeras return to fight against smug happiness, paradise of childhood revisited by self-concern: what grasp, frightened, without respite, the tormented soul of sensitivity of the artist.
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MIHINDOU Myriam
> 1964, Libreville (Gabon)
After growing up in Gabon, she went into exile in France in the late 1980s after an architectural curriculum, she joined the School of Fine Arts s in Bordeaux. She is looking for a new means of expression. After graduating in 1993, she developed a multidisciplinary visual language. And because of these journeys and encounters, his work is nourished by these cultural mixtures.
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MOIZIARD Andrée and Jean
> 1940 et 1938, Paris (France)
Their origins are Parisian, which is where they were born, but in 1968 they decided to live in the countryside in Bourgogne. Their studio is now located at Aisey-sur-Seine. They have had over a hundred exhibitions including the Galerie Béatrice Soulié, or Halle Saint Pierre at Paris. United in life and both art lovers, they present a poetic world where falsely naive landscape paintings (usually painted by Andrée) are confounded by divers assemblies (reliquaries under glass domes shaped by Jean). It is difficult to separate the two artists and often their exhibitions are installations that are reconstructions of their living space.
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MOLINIER Pierre
> 1900, Agen - 1976, Bordeaux (France)
MOREL Marie
> 1954, Paris (France)
She was born at Paris to a mother who was a painter and architect and a father who was an author and publisher. The family moved to the Haute-Provence Alps in 1962 where the young Mare grew up in privileged surroundings where creation was continuous. Following an exhibition, she affirmed at the age of nine years that she was going to be a painter. She entered the Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Paris as an adolescent whilst continuing her education at the Conservatoire. Her first exhibition was held in 1977. When she was 20 years old, she decided to dedicate herself to painting. The exhibitions followed each other. Nowadays, in parallel to her painting, she publishes a small art review, 'Regard', which is consecrated to the artists that she likes.
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MUSIC Zoran
> 1909, Bukovica (Slovenia) - 2005, Venice (Italy)
He was born on the border between Italy and Slovenia and became a painter and engraver of the Nouvelle Ecole at Paris. Zoran Music wanted to become an art teacher and entered the Zagreb Fine Art Academy in 1930. The desert-like landscapes of Castille brought back memories of his childhood. In September 1935, at the start of the civil war, Music left Spain for Maribor. In October 1943,he visited Venice for the first time. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1944 at Trieste and imprisoned for twenty six days in a cell at the Dachau concentration camp. He chose the second solution and became prisoner no. 128231. He was able to obtain paper by tearing the frontispieces out of the books in the camp library. He diluted the ink so it would last longer and also used pencils and chalk to secretly create several hundred drawings. He returned to Venice in 1945 where Ida Cadorin lent him her studio. In 1948, he went to Gorizia to collect document required for his wedding to da Cadorin Barbarigo which took place in September 1949. In 1951, the "Prix Paris" was organised at Cortina d'Ampezzo by the Paris Centre Culturel Italien de Paris (at the initiative of Campigli, Severini), and the jury consisted of artists and critics (Jacques Villon, Ossip Zadkine, Marcel Arland, Jean Bouret, André Chastel, Frank Elgar). It awarded the painting prize (a personal exhibition at the Galerie de France) to Music and Antonio Corpora. In 1952, Myriam Prévot and Gildo Caputo also organised Music's first exhibition at Paris and offered him a contract that would allow him to share his time between Venice and Paris. A new series of works, entitled ‘Nous ne sommes pas les derniers’, was produced between 1970 and 1976 and returned Music to the tragic time that he had spent at Dachau. The paintings and engravings of this series are sprinkled with mountains of corpses which are the echo of the multiple exactions that accompany them, especially the decolonisation and the rise of communist totalitarianism. Jacques Lassaigne consecrated the first retrospective of a living artist at the Paris Musée d'Art Moderne to Music in 1972. With his sight slowly failing, the Galeries Nationales Françaises du Grand Palais consecrated a great exhibition to Music in 1995.
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NADAU
> 1963, Melun (France)
It's his meeting with Chomo, visual artist hermit in the forest of Fontainebleau, that will change his vocation for drawing and also leads to a long period of collaboration. Nadau uses China ink as a medium on huge rolls of up to 11 meters long.
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NITKOWSKI Stani
> 1949, La Pouèze - 2001 (France)
D'origine polonaise, il présente très tôt les premiers signes d'une myopathie. Son BEPC en poche, il exerce différents petits métiers. En 1972, après avoir appris qu'il ne pourrait plus se déplacer qu'en fauteuil roulant, il tente de mettre fin à ses jours. Ses premiers dessins datent de cette période. En 1979, sur les conseils de Robert Tatin, il abandonne l'abstraction. Il opte alors pour l'encre de Chine et la plume puis l'huile. Une première exposition a lieu à l'Etrange Musée de Robert Tatin, puis en 1982, Cérès Franco lui propose une exposition dans sa galerie de Paris. Roland Vanuxem, collectionneur et galériste, lui achète la plupart de ses tableaux et de ses dessins à partir de 1983. Une importante rétrospective au musée du Pilori a lieu en 1993. En 1995, Stani Nitkowski rencontre Jean-Claude Volot, qui sera son ami et un soutien jusqu'à sa mort.
PASTOR Gilbert
> 1932, Marseille (France)
He was born in a poor district of Marseille in 1932 and lived there until 1970. He then moved to Haute-Provence. He met the Russian painter and poet, Boris Bojnev, in 1948 whose influence is felt. Gilbert Pastor met the Lyon art dealer, Paul Gauzit, in 1975 and he regularly presented his work from then on in the Le Lutrin Gallery at Lyon. He exposed, amongst others, at the Béatrice Soulié Gallery in 2000.
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PENCRÉAC'H Stéphane
> 1970, Paris (France)
After initially studying history, he did not go to art school but started painting (1992 - 1993) and organising events centred on his works. This led to a series of collective exhibitions during 1996 with Corpet, Hybert, Gouéry and Dezeuze. He was noticed by a critic and continued his pictorial career with the 'Je t'aime' exhibition in 1997. A second series of exhibitions entitled 'Action Directe' brought him to public attention again in 1999. He participated in the 'Big Crunch' organised by Richard Leydier in 2000 and realised his first ceiling. He relapsed at the Manoir de Cologny in Geneva with ‘Zéro / Zéro’. ‘Le paradis est un endroit où il ne se passe jamais rien’ was his first individual exhibition at Paris (June 2000). He created the ’Arabitude’ project with the support of Francis Hybert in 2001. This huge exhibition met with great success and really propelled him onto the French artistic scene.
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PETIT Marc
> 1961, Saint-Céré (France)
His childhood was spent at Cahors and he realised his first sculptures when he was 14 years old. He was friends with two sculptures who had been fine arts students at Paris and who regularly corrected his work: René Fournier taught him the basics of modelling and transmitted the teachings of Marcel Gimond to him - Jean Lorquin, first Rome grand prix 1949, provided his vision and his knowledge but also a real analysis of sculpture. He presented his first individual exhibition at Villeneuve-sur-Lot when he was 24 years old. He was a Fondation de France winner in 1989 and Fondation Charles Oulmont winner in 1993. In the same year, he organised an exhibition of his work in the Musée Jean Jaures at Castres. Since then, his work is regularly present in Europe in art fairs and galleries. Almost 150 of his works were exhibited at the Lazaret Ollandini at Ajaccio in 2005. In 2006, Cahors and the Conseil Général du Lot consecrated a double exhibition to him at the Musée Henri Martin at Cahors and the Musée Rignault at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The Musée Marc Petit at the Lazaret Ollandini opened at Ajaccio on October 18th 2008.
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PIGNON-ERNEST Ernest
> 1942, Nice (France)
From 1957, he works in an architectural firm and well developed his drawing practice. But in 1961-1962, he was sent to Algeria for a war he considers "the most significant event of his life." At that time, he began to draw with walnut stain. Since his return, he worked on topics like political messages to the Commune, immigrants, deportation, AIDS, the role of women in Africa, prisons, etc.
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PINCHAS Burstein Maryan
> 1927, Novy-Sacz (Poland) - 1977, New York (United States)
Polish, American. Maryan's short life was full of tragedy. As a Polish Jew, he was interned and martyred by the Nazis. He was the only survivor from his family and only escaped the camps with his life by a miracle. With a scholarship from Israel, he studied at the Bezalel Art Institute at Jerusalem from 1948 to 1949. A tram accident at Tel Aviv resulted in his leg being amputated. Maryan had his first individual exhibition in 1949 at the Jerusalem YMCA. He moved to Paris in 1950 and spent three years at the Beaux-Arts. Despite several success (Prix des Critiques at the Biennale de Paris in 1959) and despite his role in the emergence of the 'Nouvelle Figuration' movement, he moved to New York in 1962. He became a US citizen in 1969. He died prematurely in 1977. Despite the challenges he had experienced, Maryan did not become, as he so easily could have, the painter of the camps, a witness of the Nazi extermination. Leaving hell, Maryan became a demiurge. He created the 'Comedie Humaine' pictorial world, filled with excessive creatures. He let the colour shout, distorting the lines to draw out an expression that is almost a carictature, he collected just as many figures of power (soldiers, judges, clerics) as of outcasts (toreadors, jugglers, prostitutes). Through this pictorial carnival with intentionally common references, Maryan has doubtlessly left a deep humanist message where his language seems to be aimed at warning us about what will always confront us at the infinite frontier that separates the victim from the executioner. A message that sends the viewer to his 'libre-arbitre' and his mirror. This language of Maryan, so personal but also so violent, has inspired numerous painters in subsequent generations. We can mention Philip Guston as just one example. Despite this, Maryan's work remains quite incomprehensible, deeply misunderstood.
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PONS Louis
> 1927, Marseille (France)
When he was young he learnt to be an adjuster but he never worked as one. He had numerous little jobs, including a press designer, until he was 21 years old when he had to spend one and a half years in a sanatorium. He was sick and lived and rested in numerous villages of Haute-Provence. Here he discovered Louis Soutter's drawings which gave him his desire to draw. His first drawings were in Indian ink. His first structures date from 1959. They were presented at the Alphonse Chave gallery in 1962 and became his preferred method of expression. His first aphorisms were published in 1966. He moved to Paris in 1973 and started exhibiting in the Claude Bernard Gallery from 1984.
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POUGET Marcel
> 1923 - 1985, Oran (Algeria)
POUPPEVILLE Denis
> 1947, Le Havre (France)
After studying at the Fine Arts, his works exhibited (painter, draftsman and printmaker) in Germany, Switzerland and France. He illustrated many books such as that of Louis Calaferte or that of Michel de Ghelderode.
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REBEYROLLE Paul
> 1926, Eymoutiers - 2005, Boudreville (France)
He studied at Limoges then joined the Libération at Paris. This allowed him to discover contemporary paintings and the classical paintings at Le Louvre. He became a member of the French Communist Party in 1953 but left it in 1956 when Russia invaded Hungary. Author of an immense body of work and one of the greatest contemporary artists, he was poorly known by the general public and certain institutions. His work is always figurative and is marked by violence, anger and revolt against oppression or political commitment. It is punctuated with animal or landscape pictures and paintings using material glued to the canvas (earth, hairs, metal...). It was appreciated by the philosophers, Jean-Paul Sartre or Michel Foucault, and by the collector, François Pinault. He had the right to a retrospective at the Grand Palais at Paris in 1979 and at the Fondation Maeght in 2000.
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RENARD Emmanuelle
> 1963, Paris (France)
She started painting very young. She studied Decorative Arts from 1982 to 1986 at the Villa Arson in Nice and sign his first solo exhibition in 1985 in Vallauris. Since then she has exhibited regularly in Paris (Saint-Phalle Gallery, Vidal Gallery, Suzanne Tarasiève Gallery...), Europe and the United States. She received the Special Jury Prize at the Salon de Montrouge in 1990 and in 1992 obtained a research grant abroad (Spain) of the Ministry of Culture.
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RICOL Raphaelle
> 1973, Lyon (France)
Living and working at Paris. In the deep afterglow of the night, worrying silhouettes of windmills are profiled, cold metallic monsters with mouths ready to trap and crush living things. Their alignment structures the composition by a vertical that highlights the plane from which suspended fragments of soft flesh detach. This nightmare vision is emblematic of this artists work where every canvas attracts, troubles and questions one's view. To translate her view of the world, she experiments with every option of figurative painting. The body has a central position, a body in tension that is trying to resist the forces that constrain it, a body fitted with prostheses that contracts and dilates to escape its destiny.
ROULLAND Jean
> 1931, Croix (France)
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RUMSEY Paul
> 1956, Essex (United Kingdom)
After studying at the Colchester School of Art and Design, he continued at Chelsea School of Art in London. Gradually, he began to exhibit in group and one in the United kingdom then in France, Germany, United States, etc..
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RUSTIN Jean
> 1928, Montigny-les-Metz - 2013, Paris (France)
He was born in Lorrain and started his secondary education at Poitiers in 1939 where he also learnt to play the violin. His first paintings date from 1944. A few years later, he entered Maurice Brainchon's workshop at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts at Paris. He met Elsa, his wife, who was studying medicine, in 1949. The first period of his painting is characterised by coloured abstraction. This period continued until a major retrospective of his work was held at the Paris Musée Moderne in 1971 where the painter was overcome by seeing all his works and decided to stop painting abstractions forever. He then created a world that was sombre, figurative, worrying, mad according to some, and which provokes numerous debates when first exhibited.
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SAURA Antonio
> 1930, Huesca - 1998, Cuenca (Spain)
He started painting and writing in 1947 at Madrid whilst suffering from tuberculosis. He claims to have been influenced by Arp and Tanguy and already had a very personal style and produced many oneiric and surrealist paintings and drawings. He met the q. surrealists during his second visit to Paris in 1954 and 1955. He then used a scratching technique and adopted a gestural and a radically abstract painting style that was still very colourful but with an organic and random conception. He started his paintings by occupying the canvas in several very distinct ways, by creating formal structures which were his own and which he never stopped developing. These were the first applications of shapes that would soon become the archetypes of female bodies or human figures. These two fundamental themes occupied most of his work. His first individual exhibition was at Rodolphe Stadler at Paris, where he exposed regularly throughout his life. He later limited his palette to blacks, greys and browns. He affirmed his own style that was independent of his generation's trends and movements. His work is part of a line descending from Vélasquez and Goya. He soon entered the leading museums. He became a Paris resident in 1967 and was committed to opposing Franco's dictatorship and participated in numerous debates and discussions in the political, aesthetic and artistic creation fields. He stopped painting on canvas in 1971 (until 1979) to focus on writing, drawing and painting on paper. From 1983 to his early death, he returned to and developed magisterially all his themes and figures and produced possibly the best of his work.
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SEVELLEC Ronan-Jim
> 1938, Brest (France)
He was born at Brest and was initiated in drawing, modelling and painting by his artist father at a very early age. His first drawings appeared in the press in 1960. He has lived in the Paris region since 1967 and works as an illustrator, produces models for films and continues to paint and participate in numerous exhibitions. However, the artist slowly put painting aside preferring to become completely focussed on the volume. The term 'model' is fairly inaccurate and limiting. Ronan-Jim SEVELLEC disappeared from the world of exhibitions for ten years to work on his volumes. He presented his boxes of surrealist inspiration for the first time at Elbeuf in Normandy in 1989. His 1995 Paris exhibition at Galerie Soulié, rue Guénégaud revealed him completely to the Paris scene.
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SHAHDA Ibrahim
> 1929, Egypt - 1991, Aubignan (France)
He joined 16 years at the School of Fine Arts in Cairo, where he took classes at Beppi-Martin. After finishing school and organized his first exhibition, he moved to Paris in the early 1950s, where he found desperately alone. He then took up residence in Provence, with one of her friends. He does most of his work and exhibitions. In 1975, health problems forced him to stay home. He devoted himself entirely to his work. His flamboyant painting depicts his struggle. "A painter with a fiery palette, the self-portraits that appeal to Van Gogh, Rembrandt. Its large oils are vehement, exacerbated and convulsive. Man of contrasts, Ibrahim Shahda has developed an art of painting and pastel of a rare evocative power." However, Shahda never knew in his lifetime recognition it has today.
SOREN
> 1967, Paris (France)
Recognized in school only because it draws well, he chose philosophy in high school. Then, he decided to try the School of Fine Arts, but he wants to learn to draw and it is not there it will get there. After his military service, he worked in several odd jobs. It is 24 years that he developed his artistic universe, "I see everything in black and white. The transition from darkness to light, that's what interests me." Lord dissatisfied, at 42 he is at the limit of losing control when he sees a picture of Louis Pons and evokes that subjugates him by certain features the work of his mentor, Kubin. It was at that time that he met the gallery owner Béatrice Soulié which devoted its first exhibition in 2009 and still represents today.
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TELLA José Garcia
> 1906, Madrid (Spain) - 1983
Born in Madrid, he went into exile in France after the Spanish Civil War after the overtum of Francisco Franco. He then interned eight months and then escapes from the 42th working Company Brienne-le-Chateau. He then worked in a factory in Le Havre as a worker. In 1945, he founded the magazine of Spanish art, Galeria, to be victim of censorship. Always with the desire to express, he began painting at the age of 42 years. He will participate in various exhibitions and fairs in the future.
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THE ENSADERS
> Collective founded in Paris in 2003
It is composed of designers Yann Bagot, Klub and Nathanael Mikles. They met in 2003 in the School of Decorative Arts in Paris (ENSAD). They build images in common on the same sheet, they draw simultaneously and combine their features. Quotations, sacred and profane themes blend into a large colorful and jubilant disorder. They are in an absurd world and the re-enchantment of reality. They awaken myths because they know the mysteries still exist. Their sources are legendary, classic, psychedelic, alchemical, popular.
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VRANKIC Davor
> 1965, Osijek (Croatia)
Davor Vrankic is a prodigious draftsman exploring a very singular mental universe. Using diverse pseudo photographic effects on huge formats– focus on a part of the image, other parts out of focus, large angle deformations and other depth of field effects– he is able to bring to life, with a mere pencil and at the scale of a mural or a monumental painting, a world that is no more real than virtual images or 3D pictures. A world of impossible images showing interiors or exteriors in which, in spite of their explicit artificial character, the objects of everyday life, the industrial artefacts and the parodies of nature– trees, flowers, landscapes– seem to be animated by a kind of organic existence. Hence a disquieting unprecedented presence, partly expressing the permanent anxiety of a hypersensitive author, haunted by the absurd presence of things but also by the unlimited possibilities of the graphic technique of which he is a perfect master. Under Realism, virtual bio-realism, or pseudo realism, there is no label that matches this style of art, that escapes all the schools and movements of his generation. In a former period, when he was still influenced by all the repertoire of Western painting, by Christian culture and by the secular iconography of the new media, Vrankic, who had been trained in engraving at fine arts schools in Sarajevo and Zagreb, recapitulated all the styles and centuries of art since the Renaissance in impressive triptychs swarming with characters evoking the sadomasochistic hell of humankind in its terminal stage. In 2001, one of his drawings– Arrival of the Magician– was acquired by the MoMA in New York City. (in Mycelium : génie savant - génie brut, Laurent Danchin)
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WITKIN Joel-Peter
> 1939, New-York (United States)
As a child he witnessed a road accident in which a young girl was beheaded in front of him. He was deeply affected by this and also by the journalistic photographs of Wegee during his adolescence. He made his first photographic experiments when he was 16 years old. After school, he made his passion his trade and was recruited by the army as a reporter for military accidents. He discovered Goya and Bosch during this period and they became his ‘héros suprêmes’. He became photography Professor at New Mexico University and was awarded numerous grants so he could continue to develop his very controversial world. Witkin regularly advertised for unusual models and morgues provided him with the raw material for his work. Once the photo was finished, Witkin's technique involved scratching with a razor, redrawing, adding pigments to the negatives in order to give them a texture that can be recognised amongst a thousand.
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XINGJIAN Gao
> 1940, Ganzhou (China)
He grew up during the aftermath of the Japanese invasion in eastern China. He obtained his degree at the French Institute of Foreign Languages ​​in Beijing. It becomes French translator but is sent for five years in re-education camp in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. In 1975, he returned to Beijing to get on with his life and begins publishing essays, short stories and stories in literary magazines. The non-judgmental character of his works confronts the censorship. In 1987 he was forced into exile and settled in Paris. In 1997, he obtained French nationality. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000 and the Premio Letterario Feriona Italy. He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic. The title of Doctor Honoris was awarded in 2001 by Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan and the Honory Degree of Doctor of Literature by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. University of Provence Aix-Marseille appoints honorary doctorate. In 2002, the American Academy of Achievement awarded him the Golden Plate Award. Then, he was elected member of the Universal Academy of Cultures in Paris in 2003.
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ZHENJUN Du
> 1961, Shangai (China)
He graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Arts and crafts (1975-1978). From 1984 to 1986, he got and graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Shanghai. Then in 1998-1999, he received his Master (post-graduate) in "Espaces numériques" at the Regional School of Fine Arts of Rennes. Since 1992, he participated in exhibitions around the world: France, China, South Africa, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Brazil, Morocco, etc.
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