Alphabetical guide to the artists

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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.
Portrait of Ronan Jim Sevellec by Jo Pinto Maia
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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