On the occasion of the end of the year celebrations, the Maison d'Art Amelie is moving into the home area of Bon Marché Rive Gauche. In a space scenography, 50 artists from the gallery are presented with tailor-made works: small formats, paintings, sculptures or works on paper.
You can feel this link in all its states: structure, regularity and geometry with Christophe Gravis ;it fits and superimposes itself in works by Frédéric Cimolai and it finds itself refined and minimalistic at Anouk Albertini's sculptures.
And just like this, all in their own way, they answer each other perfectly, in colour and in harmony. It is surprising to see them complement and soften in the same formal movement.
Christophe Gravis does not paint the painting but composes it in ordered and rigorous constructions associating, prepared collages. The artist plays colors and overlays to trap the eye in simple montages that do not require a reading but just to see.
With Frédéric Heurlier Cimolai: on the contrary, we paint the painting, we feel it, we guess the drawing of the brush, accentuated by the use of the tempera. This makes it possible to obtain unique materials and colors - an explosive manganese blue or a bright fir tree. Most of the time the forms gather in the central area of the painting and sometimes they invade the canvas in a delightful entanglement. The bottom also has its importance, whitewashed, united, it allows to vibrate or float the forms.
Anouk Albertini focuses on the simplicity of forms, elementary, timeless and universal. Her abstract sculptures are reduced to solid forms, earth or limestone, polished and white as snow, which suggest couples or families. The elements are either assembled in the material or composing and we enjoy to move them: we have the feeling of shape.