FREE ABSTRACT is the title of the show i so on a private visit to the tripostal in avignon. (merci Nolwenne ). I couldnt agree more, its abstract and its free. the lightness and casualness in which the surface is treated, the way the 2200 m2 space is taken, and of course the scale of the works, are mind blowing. the work is passionate, filled with energy, humor & courage.
Joris was a student of Claude Viallat, which can explain the scale and the surface liberty he took, he is also the director of a prolific artist run project in few cities in the south called "MY ART GOES BOOM" . He is now working on a second Large scale show in a 4000 m2 hangar in Sete ,see the preparations here : free abstract
A visit to ADSM's studio. Armelle lives and works between Marseille & Toulouse.
Armelle contributed both to the B&w book and the co-edition with Tchikebe
visit Armelle's site here :
The opening of "Family Business", Artbnb’s first exhibition, will take place on November 28th, starting at 4PM. It will be hosted by "Best Place to Stay in Marseille", an Airbnb apartment, 29 Rue Pavillon 13001 Marseille.
Family Business is curated by Julia Gat and organised by LOOK&LISTEN, presenting a variety of photographers whose body of work focuses on the context of family life. Subjects include the photographers’ children, parents, siblings, close friends, and whoever might enter their definition of the term family. Presented here with diverse photographers capturing their surroundings, family documentation goes beyond “souvenir” pictures to explore the complexity of the everyday family dynamics.
November 28th, 2015 - January 31st, 2016.
Visit by appointment, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ The B&W Co-Edition series with Atelier Tchikebe includes 60 copies signed and numbered by 6 artists:
Rob de Oude (NY), Ky Anderson (NY), Yoav Efrati (TLV), Didier Petit (FR), Yifat Gat (FR), Armelle De Sainte Marie (FR).
Olivier & Julien Ludwig-Legardez, Atellier Tchikebe, Marseille.
THE PRINT SHOP :
meeting Olivier & Julien Ludwig-Legardez, from Atellier Tchikebe, is one of the reasons i love Marseilles. to me its mysterious and filled with surprises, I never expected we could have such a great print shop here - isnt that great?
The B&W project @ SLUICE, London, 2015.
THE PRINTS :
We where working on the b&w book for the SLUICE art fair when i thought to myself, why not have a mini series of our own?
i asked 5 artists to join me, and we made an edition of 60just black on white.
the prints are 30x30 cm, on a 32x35 cm paper ( the extra room at the bottom is for signing officially, but the truth is it also reminds me of a stamp shape ,and of my father that used to collect them)
as for the paper - i just couldn't help printing them on my favorite , 300 gr Bristol. i use this paper for my own work, i buy it from the same press house for years now, and even though its not a 'traditional' artsy paper , to me it made more sense that way. "i like the 'blue', 'cold' quality of this kind of white", Olivier approved...
THE ARTISTS :
Choosing the artists is like solving a crossword : 3 boys, 3 girls, 2 Marseille , 2 Tel-Aviv, 2 New-York. I was looking for line painters, since there wasn't going to be any colors , click on their blue names to see the final result ...
Rob De Oude was a natural choice, his work looks great on paper , and we already showed a b&w work by him at the b&w expo , so we knew it will work...
ky Anderson - i love her work but she is a pure colorists, no one more distance than working b&w than here - so i enjoyed challenging her :)
as for the French, Didier petit was my first duo expo partner when arriving to France, he draws by cutting paper, and i always thought his work could be made into great prints...
Armelle showed a large grid ink drawing at the B&W show we had at the L&L gallery at St-Chamas , her work has the same elegant smart presence the she has
As for TLV artists, well there's me and Yoav. my proposition is taken from a series of pottery i was working on at the studio at that time, i remember visiting Tokyo, they have pottery stores with piles of pottery floor to ceiling. all black ! i was impressed by how useful pottery was considered, everyday like, this series reminds me of those.
Yoav Efrati was one of my idols living in Israel , he is completely free with his lines, and he doodles on a 10 meter walls or a 10cm paper same way, following humans big efforts or magical moments with dark humor & compassionate heart, i was so happy he agreed to contribute