Artagon IV – or what I call Eastern Promises

The 4th edition of the international exhibition of art students was presented this year at the Magasins Généraux in Pantin. This time, the committee decided to put under the spotlight young creators from the eastern scene, an art scene resurrecting from the dead. More and more, and after the frenzy caused by Asian art, eastern…

Silvère Jarrosson or the renewal of abstraction

The quarrel to defend abstract art is completely overruled nowadays. Pollock and Greenberg won – oh, so graciously! – and there is no one willing to question abstract art’s position in the art world. Yet today, with the technological advances and  there are few young artists enthused about old mediums. But fear no more, painting…

Childhood – Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo

A Doll House, an artwork by the Japanese artist Amanouz Taturo greets us at the entrance of the museum inviting us to enter an otherworldly space. Like Cerberus, the house is a portal where the laws of our stiff and tragic sphere no longer have a say, and if we are to enter we have…

Odonchimeg Davaardoj

I recently finished a book by the American author John Green called Turtles all the way down. It was a nice discovery – I often go to the bookstore to buy books by unknown authors – to try to understand the evolution of literature. Anyway, what matters here is that the main character – Aza…

Anselm Kiefer at the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery Pantin

A gasoline stain? . . . What am I looking at exactly? But it couldn’t possibly be that, I’m at a gallery right now and even though art has become a fairly peculiar thing, I can’t be looking at a stain! It hasn’t come to that… But this is exactly how the canvas looks like,…

Art Orienté Objet at Les filles du Calvaire Gallery

A Pietà at the right end of the gallery – a quite unorthodox one at that -, a corpse floating in front of us, encircled by a small flock of hovering eggs. The whole captures the spectator’s attention and seems to lure her or him. But the fragile soaring eggs make us recede. We must…

Valentin Guillon

Valentin Guillon is a young French artist exploring the boundaries of space and colour. He graduated from the school of Arts Décoratifs in Paris recently, and has been since working on a variety of projects including the exhibition Les Trois Pistes at the gallery Florence Loewy in Paris.* Valentin Guillon, Le Peloton, 2018, acrylic on…

« Where dreams and life are as one »

Nostalgia to some is a feeling leading to sadness, a yearning for the past accompanied with regrets. American writer Michael Chabon defines it rather as a straight connection with the past: “is the emotional experience – always momentary, always fragile of having what you lost or never had. (…) It’s the feeling that overcomes you…